Saturday, 4 May 2013

Music discoveries #1: Birdy

Hello everybody! It's Sara!
As Margaret had told you in the last post, I will collaborate with Margaret in this blog. I'm very excited and I hope I won't disappoint you.
Something new for you today! There won’t be any beauty stuff or outfit of the day, I’m sorry, but I’d like to talk to you about music. I'm pretty sure everybody loves music, from classical to indie, which is my favorite one. Like Jimi Hendrix said: "Music is my religion" and this is why I want to share with you all my new "music discoveries". 

                                        Picture from Pinterest

So... like a month ago, I saw this young girl in an Italian singing competition on TV. She was a guest -not a competitor- and as soon as she started singing I was like “MAMMA MIA!” (Which means OMG!).
Her name is Birdy, and oh gosh!, I wish I had found about her before. She sang her version of Bon Iver’s Skinny Love (have you ever heard of them?), simply accompanied by piano. Her performance was amazing, her voice was so sweet and left me speechless until the end of the song.
Anyway, I googled her name and this is what I found: she is a sixteen-years-old girl from England and if I’m not wrong, some years ago she won an English music competition. She recorded lots of covers such as Pheonix’s 1901, The xx’s Shelter that I think are pretty much different from the original ones, except for the lyrics and this is what I love about her songs. Some of her songs are also in the Hunger Games’ soundtrack, as well as in many episodes of The Vampire Diaries and Grey’s Anatomy. 
Over here you can see the official video of “Skinny Love”, while the second link shows “People Help the People”, which is originally sung by Cherry Ghost.

Skinny Love by Birdy (official video)

What about you? Have you ever listened to her before? Let me know what you think about Birdy and most of all write to me if you have found some awesome singers or bands. I will be very grateful to you! Hope I didn’t bore you and thank you for reading :)




  1. I love the skinny love cover :) great post x

    1. Thank you Josie :)
      Check out Terrible Love as well, it's amazing!


  2. Ohh I absolutely adore Birdy! She has such amazing voice and "Skinny Love" is one of my favorite songs! <33

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