Out today is Peter Frampton's new digital single, called " I Saved A Bird Today." The track, which was premiered via the GuitarWorld.com website, was inspired by Frampton discovering a bird on his patio, which was unable to fly away. Frampton explained to us that upon calling his local wildlife rescue group, the bird was identified as a coot -- as in "crazy as a coot" -- and was only able to fly away by taking off from a body of a water.
Frampton explained how he set the bird free and developed the new song with songwriting partner and "Raw" tour mate Gordon Kennedy: "He caught sight of the water, which is all glistening in the lights from the river from the downtown, and pushed the box, pushed me, jumped into the water and as if in slow-motion -- you've seen footage of those birds where they walk across the water until they get fast enough and then they take off. And I just went, 'Holy crap! I, just. . . I saved a bird today!' And then I called Gordon Kennedy, who's a great storyteller, and I said, 'Not that this is a song' I said, 'but I gotta tell you this story -- I just saved this bird!' And lo and behold, the next thing we wrote was about the bird."