Birdy releases a new single “Second Hand News” taken from her forthcoming album ‘Young Heart‘
After she released some singles like “Surrender” and “Deepest Lonely” from ‘Young Heart’ Birdy announces a new track ‘Second Hand News’ taken from the forthcoming album. Following Deepest Lonely ‘deeper, darker territory…authentically haunting – The Guardian’ Second Hand News is a rousing piano ballad that details drifting apart from a partner based on speculation and conjecture.
Shot by acclaimed director Ed Coleman and produced by Driift, the show featured a full band and eight-piece string section, with Birdy performing songs from throughout her career as well as previewing several from the new album.
The forthcomng album Young Heart is a gritty realist portrait of the artist in pain, looking for the light. The songs on the album tussle between light and dark, between that vastness of space and the interior of home. The conflict between wanting to hide away and being compelled to go away, to new places and new experiences play out across the record.
The album opener Voyager is a beautifully written song about the knowledge and pain that you need to end a relationship, but the no-mans land where your partner doesn’t know yet. From there, the record speaks of the fallout – the loneliness, the pain of missing the person she still loves, the acceptance of grief being central to love and loss, longing for travel but the pull of the familiarity of home.