It was a sweet and apropos way to start the interview: Birdy, just before we started rolling, said to me “Oh I like your lipstick!” which was funny, because I stole my red-under-black-lipstick-look from Lorde … And there are obvious comparisons being made right now to Birdy and, of course, Lorde!
The obvious comparison is their age – they’re both just 17, and yet already critics’ darlings in the music business. Seriously these two were writing hit singles while the rest of us were studying for finals.
The comparisons should stop at age, though, because they’re both very much their own person – and they’re both making their names right now for truly great music. We play Birdy’s version of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” and absolutely cannot wait for her record, Fire Within … not to mention how excited we are to see Birdy opening for Christina Perri on her upcoming tour!
We called this Live From Jayn’s Office “Live from (Close to) Jayn’s Office, ’cause we had to switch rooms due to equipment…but it was one of my favorites of all time. Birdy’s voice goes from delicate to bold and back and forth so effortlessly and so beautifully … I was literally standing off to the side, watching and listening, just shaking my head. One of the most beautiful voices I’ve ever seen live! Watch it here:
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