Jade Bird is to release her debut self-titled album this April.
The Northumbria native, London-based singer-songwriter, who features in NME’s 100 Essential new artists for 2019, drops her first full-length record on April 19 via Glassnote records.
It follows her ‘Something American’ EP in 2017 and a handful of singles last year including ‘Love Has All Been Done Before’.
Speaking about making the record, Bird said: “This album is my experience, direct and undiluted, of the past two years. Every decision I’ve made has culminated into this magical process, just as every word I’ve written has spun into these songs. It changes in style, like most of my music, and tries to dodge boxes and genres but the consistency is me – a young woman really trying to figure it out”.
‘I Get No Joy’
‘Does Anybody Know’
‘Good At It’
‘Love Has All Been Done Before’
‘If I Die’
Bird spoke to NME last year about how upping sticks to New York City to record her debut “clarified everything” for her following an “anxious phase in London”.
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The US has been an “idealistic” place for her to be creative, where, she said, there was a “freedom of eccentricity that I feel is sometimes a bit shunned in the UK”.
The 21-year-old rising star plays London’s The Garage on January 29 and Paradise Noord in Amsterdam on February 13. Grab your tickets here.