Album Review: Birdy - 'Birdy'
A album of wet-indie covers
5 / 10
Jasmine Van den Bogaerde, you might think, doesn’t get it. The New Forest 15-year-old’s take on Bon Iver
’s ‘Skinny Love
’ may offend because it does not plumb the depths of Real Indie Music, but she’s actually damn smart. By putting out a tasteful set of sorrow-wallowing wet-indie covers produced by James Ford
just before Christmas, she’s building a profile that’ll allow her considerably more control over album number two. The sole original, ‘Without A Word
’, is pretty overegged, but hey, the world is overegged when you’re 15. As to the rest, the likes of Phoenix
’ were hardly things of life-changing gravitas to begin with. Get over it and give the kid a chance.