Album Review Jade Bird - Jade Bird3-5 Stars
Across twelve polished tracks, she switches from piano ballad to stomping singalong and back again.
A few well-worn stereotypes may come to mind when you think of country, but few of them apply to Jade Bird. The genre is having a renaissance of sorts, thanks to the success of Stateside artists such as Kacey Musgraves and Maren Morris, but Jade has previously spoken about being labelled a ‘country artist’ as something which could be potentially restricting. Based on her self-titled debut, she shouldn’t be too worried about that. The record is Americana-tinged folk rock made thousands of miles away from the genre’s Nashville homeland.
Across twelve polished tracks, Jade switches from piano ballad to stomping singalong and back again, full of bold choruses and raw, ricocheting vocals. ‘Uh Huh’ and ‘Going Gone’, the latter with its line-dancing style ‘4, 3, 2, 1’ countdown on the chorus, are perhaps the most straightforward, country-influenced tracks on the record, but elsewhere she shows decent versatility. ‘Does Anybody Know’ is an affecting, guitar plucked ballad that contemplates loneliness and trying to reach out to someone who doesn’t want to be reached, whereas ‘I Get No Joy’ - a song about trying to find peace from all the chaotic thoughts present in the mind of any chronic overthinker - despite its slightly less-than-happy subject matter, is jubilant pop songwriting.
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Jade Bird - Different Kinds Of Light
This is by no means a ripping up of the rule book for Jade, but from this side-step where she’s going next could be anyone’s guess.
Jade Bird releases new single ‘Now is the Time’
Lifted from her upcoming new album ‘Different Kinds Of Light’.
Jade Bird announces 2022 UK tour
She’ll hit the road in March.
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The series - a partnership between live agency Wasserman Music and Twitch - will include 20 shows from both the UK and US over coming months.