Birdy in New York
When: Thursday, June 9, 2016
Where: Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, New York, NY, United States
Jasmine van den Bogaerde, known by her stage name Birdy (born 15 May 1996) is a singer-songwriter hailing from Lymington, Hampshire, UK.
Birdy has achieved remarkable success in her youth, winning the national competition Open Mic UK in 2008 (aged 12), an offshoot of the Live and Unsigned competition, beating over 10,000 other competitors to achieve the main prize. In 2011, her cover version of Bon Iver's song "Skinny Love" peaked at number 17 in the UK Singles Chart, with BBC Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton selecting the song as her "Record of the Week." Her eponymous debut album released on Atlantic Records, which featured cover versions alongside one original track, achieved great commercial success, reaching No. 13 in the UK, No. 40 in Ireland and number one in Belgium, Australia and the Netherlands.
Her musical style of tender, emotive vocals accompanied by her delicate playing on the piano make for an endearing listen. Her heartfelt covers mostly focus on music by indie artists such as The Postal Service and The XX, offering gentle interpretations that sound full of innocence, with the sparse production allowing her haunting voice to shine. Similarities with her music can be found with the likes of Joanna Newsom, Adele and Lana Del Ray.