Last month, we had the pleasure of hosting the immensely talented Jade Bird for a couple of exclusive studio tracks.
Something American is the stunning 2017 debut of an emerging artist with a confidence well beyond her 20 years of age.
These five songs reveal a songwriter who emphasizes melodic craft and emotional subtlety, and a personality defined by its contradictions: sharp-witted yet vulnerable, dead-serious yet often drop-dead funny, young but incredibly wise.
The BBC named Bird on their shortlist of artists to watch in 2018 and once you hear her incredible voice and soul-baring, pop-tinged country sound – we’re sure you’ll agree.
To make her first record, Bird flew across the Atlantic to work with Simone Felice of the Felice Brothers, an admirer of her songwriting and her unique sound. At his studio, the pair corralled an expert crew that included producer/engineer David Baron (Bat for Lashes, Peter Murphy), drummer Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright), and Americana legend Larry Campbell (Tom Petty, Bob Dylan).
For her Moshcam Studio Session, she dropped into the new Gigpiglet studio and treated us to the infectious and energetic ‘Lottery,’ and the haunting, tragic beauty of ‘What Am I Here For.’
Recorded on 22/02/18 at Gigpiglet Studios
Sound Recorded and Mixed by Gareth Stuckey
Cameras – Damien Stacey & Josh Groom
Directed and Edited by Josh Groom
Still Photography – Josh Groom
Special thanks to Brigid Neill at Mushroom Promotions.