Global star Birdy shares the first single ‘Surrender‘ from her forthcoming album ‘Young Heart‘ featured along with Official Video
The first taste from Birdy forthcoming album ‘Young Heart’ has featured alongside a stunning official music video, directed by Grammy Award-winning director Sophie Mueller.
The album opener “Voyager” is a beautifully written song about the knowledge and pain that you need to end a relationship, but the no-man’s land where your partner doesn’t know yet. From there, the record speaks of the fallout – the loneliness, the pain of missing the person one still loves, the acceptance of grief being central to love and loss, longing for travel but the pull of the familiarity of home.
Traveling to Nashville – home to the greatest heartache songs ever written and visiting LA drawing from classic artists Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake was the perfect way to seek inspiration. These gorgeous surroundings and her collaborators there seemed to know, instinctively, how to draw the words out from Birdy and imbued ‘Young Heart’ with strokes of the artists who had come before.
Birdy shares about ‘Young Heart’, “I’m so proud of this album, my last record was a lot more theatrical – there was a lot going on, it was a big production. Whereas this is quite stripped back – anything that didn’t need to be there, isn’t. There’s no decoration. This album just feels very personal – I’ve grown up a lot over the past five years and have experienced new things that have shaped my understanding of the world, but also of who I am as an artist. This album means a lot to me – I want to protect it.”
‘Young Heart’ is quite the departure from Birdy’s previous album, 2015’s dramatic ‘Beautiful Lies.’ Where Beautiful Lies was a fairy tale, Young Heart is a gritty realist portrait of the artist in pain, looking for the light.