Birdy (born Jasmine van den Bogaerde) is a critically acclaimed 18-year old singer-songwriter from the UK who burst onto the scene in 2011 with her self-titled debut album. Birdy's album of cover songs and one original track featured popular performances of Bon Iver's "Skinny Love", Phoenix's "1901", and Cherry Ghost's "People Help The People".
You most likely heard Birdy in movie theaters on some of 2012's biggest film soundtracks. Her song "Just a Game" was featured on The Hunger Games soundtrack and "Learn Me Right" with Mumford & Sons was featured on the soundtrack for Pixar's Brave, earning Birdy her first Grammy Award nomination!
Over the past year, Birdy has collaborated with some of the biggest songwriters and producers in the business, including Ryan Tedder (Beyoncé), Rich Costey (Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Sigur Ros), Dan Wilson (co-writer and producer of Adele's "Someone Like You), the legendary T Bone Burnett, and Ben Lovett of the Grammy Award winning Mumford & Sons.
From touring extensively, performing on shows such as Conan O'Brien and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, selling-out three nights at the Sydney Opera House, performing at London's Paralympic Opening Ceremony, and recording at Abbey Road Studios, 2013 was certainly a busy and incredibly exciting year for Birdy. With her 2014 Brit Awards nomination for British Female Solo Artist, her recent Spring tour with Christina Perri, and the release of her newest full length album Fire Within, it doesn't look like Birdy will be landing any time soon.
Check out her official video for "Words As Weapons" below and be sure to download your copy of Fire Within on iTunes or stream it now on Spotify!