Say hello to your new favourite, Jasmine van den Bogaerde. Say hello to Birdy. She is ethereal and utterly magical.
Birdy is a beguiling mix of contradictions: she’s young, yet sings in a voice that is world-weary and steeped in soul. Oh and she won the music competition Open Mic UK in 2008, at the tender age of 12.
She was plunged into the worldwide spotlight last year with her version of Bon Iver’s ‘Skinny Love’. It is equally haunting and tantalizing as the original with a wonderful and fresh twist.
I recently received her debut album and it something spectacular. Talent like this is so raw and so rare that it is magical to behold. Birdy is going to be one of the biggest and brightest stars in the coming years. Trust me.