2011 was a big, beautiful, breakout year for teenage British sensation Birdy. Not only did her debut self-titled album see her become a household name across the globe, but the singles lifted from it (a cover of Bon Iver’s ‘Skinny Love’ and ‘People Help The People’) both became huge-selling top ten hits here in Australia, with the former notching up an impressive six times platinum accreditation for sales of more than 420,000 copies.
Now Birdy enters the all-important “difficult second album” phase of her career with ‘Fire Within’ due in late September.
Lead single ‘Wings’ (could there ever have been a more appropriate song title for an artist called Birdy?) is yet to be released digitally, but there’s a rather spectacular visual accompaniment in the form of the official video, below.
We don’t know who the director for the clip is, but ten points to them for creating a piece that’s warm, inviting, colourful, charming, emotive and engaging. The lighting alone is worth the price of admission.
The song, naturally, is gorgeous. It does, however, remind us somehow of Leona Lewis’ spectacular cover of Snow Patrol’s ‘Run’.