15 year old songstress, Birdy (AKA Jasmine Van den Bogaerde) returns with her fourth single. Taken from her self-titled debut album, ‘1901’ will be released through 14th Floor/Atlantic Records on March 5.
Ever since her version of Bon Iver’s ‘Skinny Love,’ hit the radio, the New Forest singer has received rotation on a variety of radio playlists including Radio 1, Heart FM, and XFM of her follow up singles, “Shelter” and “People Help The People”. Furthermore, she has had continuous support from Radio 1’s Fearne Cotton who Birdy met for her first radio interview and Live Lounge performance.
After her breathtaking performances of ‘Shelter’ and her cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘The A Team’, she was the 2nd most viewed UK musician on YouTube. In total, she’s had more than 29 million combined views of her content on YouTube and has acquired over 45,000 followers on Twitter.
Her album features unique interpretations of songs by Bon Iver, Cherry Ghost, Phoenix, The National, The Postal Service and The xx. The LP also features an original track; “Without A Word”, which was given away via her website as a free download prior to the album release downloaded over 10 thousand times.
On the recording process of “1901”, Birdy commented, “When I first started putting it together, I didn’t think this one was going to work, because the original by Phoenix is such an upbeat song, and it’s quite hard to work out the notes because there’s so many instruments in it. And I to be honest, I just didn’t think it would suit me at all. But it’s turned out to be one of my favourites, because it’s quite different from the rest of the songs. I really like it.”