She won the Open Mic UK competition in 2008 at the age of twelve. The win guaranteed the young artist a recording contract, but before releasing her debut, she had already scored a spot on the UK pop chart with her cover of "Skinny Love," making "Birdy" a household name. In November, she released her self-titled debut album, featuring re-imagined covers of a slew of alternative artists.
On her debut, Birdy covers artists ranging from The XX to Phoenix. Yet, Birdy's talent is not simply that she can sing someone else's song well. She rewrites each song and included an original piece on the album. On today's episode of World cafe, she talks about her original track and what it's been like to reintroduce herself to the world following her competition win, her Youtube fame and her chart success.
WITHOUT A WORD
PEOPLE HELP THE PEOPLE
Recent Release: Birdy
Release Date: November 4th, 2011
Label: Warner Music
Band Origin: U.K.