Acclaimed pop singer/producer Dan Vidmar, a.k.a. Shy Girls, has returned with new album Bird on the Wing. From the moment the album kicks off with the wonky funk of “Drain”, there is a palpable sense of Vidmar’s evolution towards the carefree, a newfound buoyancy and optimism which pervades the whole effort. The album is an enticing and uplifting mixture of lo-fi soul, nerdy jam outs, minimalist grooves and a whole lot of chimes. It pulls from a far-reaching and unexpected array of influences, with elements of Jaco and Weather Report, dusty Dilla-esque drums, and noodling Garcia guitar solos.