One of the most underappreciated artists in recent years in my opinion, Jasmine Lucilla Elizabeth Jennifer van den Bogaerde aka Birdy. This girl is an absolutely sickly talented English singer/songwriter.
Since releasing her first album in 2011 at just 15 (!!!) Birdy has gone onto become quite the dapper hand at n emotive and uplifting ballad spawning three albums her most recent, 2016’s Beautiful Lies being as close to perfection as you can get. But yet she has yet to achieve the commercial success she deserving with no album or single to hit number 1 as yet.
Look I know it’s not all about number one’s but any artist that says they aren’t important are lying. It ensures your long-lasting career in the music industry. Her music is on another level to the passing fads and ‘singers’ of the moment who seem to hit number one for weeks on end.
Her latest album, Beautiful Lies only hit number 4 on the UK Charts, US Charts do not even get me started on your glaring overlooking of such a talent, an absolute tragedy given the album contains absolute musical slays such as ‘Wild Horses’, ‘Deep End’ and ‘Lost It All’ my three standout tracks, emotional, stirring, intelligent music that just grips you every time.
I find a truly good album can be re-listened to 3-4 times maybe 5, an excellent album has no cut off point I could listen to Birdy’s back catalogue all day, all night, all week, all month hands down a music masterclass in lyrical genius.
Her music is often featured on the big and small screen appearing in episodes of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Being Human’ as well as Blockbuster’s ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, ‘The Hunger Games’ and Pixar’s ‘Brave’ so do not even try to say you have not heard her music.. it is EVERYWHERE!
So quit your twerking and crank up some real music #birdy4grammy
Sounding off and signing off.
The Sounder Xo