Watch Andrew Bird and The National’s Matt Berninger Cover Lou Reed’s ‘Perfect Day’ on Acoustic Guitar and Violin

Take a six-minute escape from your workday woes and enjoy this pared-down, winsome Lou Reed cover of “Perfect Day” by Andrew Bird and The National’s Matt Berninger.


Recorded live in late August in Bird’s living room, the cover is part of Bird’s ongoing “Live From the Great Room” series, in which he hosts musician friends in his home to perform acoustic sets. So far, the series has featured Chris Thile, Jim James, John C. Reilly and Tom Brousseau, and Fiona Apple.

In addition to his emblematic whistling, Bird loops in violin and acoustic guitar accompaniment to Berninger’s vocals in a sweet symbiosis that’ll hopefully make your day a little more perfect.

Anna Pulley
Anna Pulley