Recently I received Birdy's self-titled, debut album and I am really enjoying it.
Birdy (aka Jasmine van den Bogaerde ) is a 15 year old, British singer/pianist with a haunting and innocent voice. Discovered at the age of 12 (when she won a UK talent contest), her music career skyrocketed after her version of Bon Iver's "Skinny Love" was released on Youtube in January 2011. Since then the song has been featured on The Vampire Diaries TV series and has had over 18 million views on Youtube.
Her debut album, which mainly consists of covers of indie songs, is beautiful and quite melancholic. My favourite songs on the album are The xx's "Shelter", Phoenix's "1901", Nake and Famous' "Young Blood", Cherry Ghost's "People Help The People" and "Skinny Love" (watch the video below).
To find out more information or to buy the album in SA , you can visit here