Coming off her highly successful debut album, the 17-year old sensation Birdy has once again showed that she is the hottest young prospect in the industry, leaving behind her days as a cover artist and emerging with 11 original tracks that expose her true Fire Within.
The album oozes emotion with Birdy’s soothing and vulnerable tone combining with strong lyrics to produce simple and beautiful music. Wings is an outstanding opening track, co-written by Ryan Tedder, the anthemic song flows seamlessly and is a prime example of how entrancing Birdy’s voice can be. Light Me Up moves away from Birdy’s softer tendencies, delivering a strong and engrossing track with a uplifting chorus. Strange Birds, is another powerful song with a darker atmosphere and haunting, layered vocals. Birdy’s sole-written tracks Heart Of Gold and Shine aren’t as strong, but are still proof that the young artist is on the verge of breaking out on her own.
It’s mind-blowing how much potential this girl has, and how strong her first original album is. Expect a monumental future for this English-born teen.