British Singer-Songwriter BIRDY to Release Live Digital EP, 8/7
Warner Bros. Records' Birdy will release a digital live EP, entitled Live in London, via all digital service providers on August 7th. The eight-song collection captures the British-born singer and songwriter's captivating hometown show at London's The Tabernacle on April 12th.
"Jasmine van den Bogaerde (aka Birdy) had the poise and power to captivate a sold-out Tabernacle," raved London's Evening Standard in its review, adding that "Birdy succeeded for two reasons: her song selection was impeccable (everything from The National to Cherry Ghost) and her voice was a sensation. And not a 'sensation' in the window-shattering, X Factor sense of the word, either; but a voice of real soul and subtlety."
Live in London includes several of Birdy's best-known tracks, including her cover of Bon Iver's Skinny Love," The xx's "Shelter," and Phoenix's "1901" (a KCRW favorite), as well as a live version of her original song "Just A Game," which is featured on The Hunger Games soundtrack.
Live in London serves as an inspired companion to Birdy's self-titled debut album, a soulful, sophisticated collection that shot to No. 13 in the U.K. upon its release in November 2011 and achieved gold certification there, while climbing to No. 1 in Holland, Belgium and France where it has now achieved platinum status. Her videos, including those for "Shelter" and "1901," have racked up a collective 66 million views on YouTube, while the official "Skinny Love" video has earned more than 27 million views alone.
Next month, Birdy will return to the U.S. for three special shows, including an appearance at the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco on August 12th. She will also perform at the Roxy in Los Angeles on August 13th and at Joe's Pub in New York City on August 15th.
The track-listing for Live In London is as follows:
2. The A Team
4. Just A Game
5. Young Blood
6. People Help The People
7. Terrible Love
8. Skinny Love
Watch the video for "Skinny Love" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNzCDt2eidg