Jasmine van den Bogaerde, known professionally as Birdy, made a name for herself at a young age with her hauntingly beautiful cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” in 2011. Her voice, often described as ethereal, combined with her skillful piano playing, has made her a unique figure in the contemporary music landscape.
Here’s a look at the top 10 songs from Birdy that showcase her incredible talent:
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10. Tee Shirt
Featured in the soundtrack for the film “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Tee Shirt” is a tender ballad that showcases Birdy’s nuanced vocal delivery and emotive songwriting.
A poignant and moving track, “Shelter” highlights Birdy’s ability to evoke deep emotional resonance with her voice.
A cover of Phoenix’s “1901,” Birdy’s version transforms the indie-pop original into a melancholic ballad, showing off her talent for reimagining songs in her own style.
7. Wild Horses
With its powerful chorus and heartfelt lyrics, “Wild Horses” offers a look into Birdy’s maturity as an artist, both musically and emotionally.
6. Keeping Your Head Up
A more upbeat track in Birdy’s repertoire, “Keeping Your Head Up” showcases her versatility as an artist, moving effortlessly between genres while retaining her distinctive voice.
5. Let It All Go
This duet with British singer Rhodes shows a perfect blending of two emotive voices. The song’s gentle buildup and cathartic chorus make it unforgettable.
4. People Help the People
A cover of Cherry Ghost’s song, Birdy’s rendition of “People Help the People” adds a layer of vulnerability, making the song her own. Her interpretation has been lauded for its emotional depth.
3. Not About Angels
Also featured in “The Fault in Our Stars,” this song showcases Birdy’s gift for crafting emotional ballads that touch the soul.
One of Birdy’s original songs, “Wings” encapsulates her talent for emotive storytelling. The song’s cinematic feel makes it a favorite among fans and a staple in her live performances.
1. Skinny Love
The song that catapulted her into international stardom, Birdy’s cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love,” is a masterclass in emotional intensity. Her rendition transformed the indie folk song into a mainstream hit, earning her critical acclaim and a global fanbase.