From the homeland of Adele and Florence and the Machines comes a new warm-blooded young soul with a uniquely tender voice, Birdy. Of all the free songs available from iTunes Music Store, her single â€œ,â€ is by far the best free track one could ever hope to fly into.
Only fifteen years old, this songbird opens with aÂ pirouette that will acquaint the listenerâ€™s ears to the grace of her voice. A breakup song, Birdy, the stage name for Jasmine van den Bogaerde, rains open the strains of a squeezed heart.
In the first verse Bogaerde opens her song with the much-hackneyed scene where a lover is on his way out of her life. Her lovely lyrics triumph with delicate tones that deliver romantic heartfelt words, â€œAnd you can tell them all / That it’s over / But while you wave goodbye/ I’ll be getting closer,â€ that are straight and simple, yet they ruffle the feathers of oneâ€™s heart.
In the next verse Bogaerde bravely stands up to face the beloved in her song: â€œStand there and look into my eyes / And tell me that all we had were lies.â€ Thereâ€™s no doubt about the soul embedded in her song, wonderfully widespread from start to finish, but at this point oneâ€™s senses are overwhelmed by the feelings that wells through, a pleasurable reception thatâ€™s so rare to find from new young artists of Bogaerdeâ€™s age.
Bogaerde learned to play the piano when she was seven, then, a year later, she started to sing and write her own songs. At the age of twelve she took part in the British talent show, â€œOpen Mic UK,â€ where against thousands of other talents, Bogaerde not only won the 18-under category, but took home the grand prize with the performance of her own song, â€œBe Free,â€ which has been viewed more than a million times on YouTube.
Bogaerde comes to the states this year with her nom de plum album â€œBirdy,â€ which in the U.K. peaked at number thirteen and garnered various critical acclaim and recognition. The album and her single, â€œWithout A Word,â€ are both available for download via the iTunes Music Store where, for a limited time, the single can be downloaded, for free, by visiting the â€œFree On iTunes,â€ the link for the page is found on the sidebar of the Music store.
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