The young British songwriter Birdy gained a following when her beautifully solemn interpretations of songs by Phoenix and Bon Iver impressed fans worldwide, but her songwriting chops should not go unnoticed. The 20-year-old pianist with a voice as rich as molasses is preparing to release her new album of originals in early 2016. Its debut single, “Let It All Go,” is a mournful duet with fellow up-and-comer David Rhodes. “Writing with David felt really natural, and so it followed that we should record the song together.” Birdy says. “I find both the strength and fragility in David’s voice so beautiful. I’m really excited about this song.” Stream it here in Vulture’s exclusive premiere below, and stay tuned for more news about the album.
Birdy. Photo: Atlantic Records