‘Skinny Love’? Top ten Australian hit. ‘People Help The People’? Top ten Australian hit. Recent single ‘Wings’? Missed the ARIA top 20 altogether, peaking at No.25. Ditto Birdy’s albums charts. Her first album hit No.1, her second (thus far) has peaked at No.5. Is Birdy’s star beginning to fade?
Well she’s certainly not tarred and feather yet, ’cause she’s got plenty more up her sleeve, including the bright new single ‘Light Me Up’.
The track has a great hook – and it’s certain to get her some of the airplay that eluded her in the early days of her career, but it seemingly purposefully shies away from some of the delicateness that her earlier work has us seduced by.
Still, there’s a colourful clip, Birdy’s still almost indie-folk vocal and a good groove.