Birdy made her debut into the music world through cover songs, and since then she has truly made a name for herself. With covers like Phoenix’s “1901” and Ed Sheeran’s “The A Team,” she has solidified herself as a strong vocalist and performer.
But fans everywhere have been anticipating an album where Birdy introduces some of her original music. Well, it’s here, and it’s phenomenal.
Throughout her album Fire Within, Birdy sends the listener on a chilling whirlwind. The entire album is calming, soothing and great for relaxation (my first reaction to the album was, “This is good study music.”).
The first track, “All You Never Say,” is one of Birdy’s best. “All you never say is that you love me so/All I'll never know is if you want me oh/If only I could look into your mind/Maybe then I'd find a sign,” croons the singer. Her lyrics are full of emotion, and her vioce is intense and raw. The song itself is a bit (but wonderfully!) sad, and that sadness is accentuated with the piano melody.
On the other hand, “Light Me Up” is an upbeat track that amplifies just how talented Birdy is: “And if I fall apart/You know where to find my pieces/When they can't be found.” Although known for her piano ballads, Birdy truly took a risk with this song. It’s out of her element, but she made it her own and proved that she is much more than a cover artist.
This pattern of going from one tempo to another, one piano ballad to an upbeat melody, is Fire Within's strong point. Birdy's transitions are smooth and flawless.
It seems that this artist is putting her heart out there for all her fans to see, and we aren’t complaining.
Birdy’s Fire Within will be available in the U.S. on June 3, 2014.