Friday, 9 March 2012

Music crush: Birdy

Recently I received  Birdy's self-titled, debut album and I am really enjoying it.

Birdy (aka Jasmine van den Bogaerde ) is a 15 year old, British singer/pianist with a haunting and innocent voice. Discovered at the age of 12 (when she won a UK talent contest), her music career skyrocketed after her version of Bon Iver's "Skinny Love" was released on Youtube in January 2011. Since then the song has been featured on The Vampire Diaries TV series and has had over 18 million views on Youtube.

Her debut album, which mainly consists of covers of  indie songs, is beautiful and quite melancholic. My favourite songs on the album are  The xx's "Shelter", Phoenix's "1901", Nake and Famous' "Young Blood", Cherry Ghost's "People Help The People" and "Skinny Love" (watch the video below).

 To find out more information  or to buy the album in SA , you can visit here

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  1. Wow. Haunting and beautiful, I love it.

  2. That picture is so beautiful! <3

  3. Think I prefer her version to Bon Iver. Will check out the other songs you mentioned.

  4. I prefer Phoenix's version of 1901. Her version is too slow!

    She has a stunning voice though.

  5. pretty song :)
    thanks for sharing

  6. i love Skinny Love. She knocks Bon Iver out of the water! Can't wait to get her album :)

  7. Love that song! I teach dance so I may use it in an upcoming number. Maybe for our summer workshop...


  8. Really love 'Birdy' as well, such a dynamic voice. I admit that I only started listening to her after that very sad episode in TVD. Thanks for the heads up on the rest of the album


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