Jade Bird's 'What Am I Here For' Video Premieres

Jade Bird's 'What Am I Here For' Video Premieres

The video for emerging British artist Jade Bird's "What Am I Here For" is premiering today. Watch/share here: http://vevo.ly/Ggxh1p. Of the song, Pitchfork explains, "She steamrolls through the song, singing as if she's putting all the physical weight of her voice against the emotional burden of heartbreak. The polished but barebones production on this track makes for searing intimacy; it's recorded as if Bird is playing alone in her room, seeking solace in her instrument." The track is from Jade's debut EP Something American, out now on Glassnote Records.

To further celebrate the release, Jade has confirmed North American dates this fall in support of Son Little. The new dates follow Jade's recent debut U.S. performances including New York's Rockwood Music Hall, Nashville's Bluebird Café (with Brent Cobb) as well as upcoming dates at Los Angeles' Hotel Café this week. See below for complete details.

Born in Hexham, U.K., Jade's early life was spent mainly in flight as an "army brat," with time spent in South Wales, Germany and Chesterfield. One of life's few constants proved to be the influence of strong working women. At first via her mother and grandmother who largely raised her, but later the female role models within the musical subcultures Jade become obsessed with: from troubled but empowering country heroines like Loretta Lynn to iconic alternative songwriters like Patti Smith, and following a thread through folk and Americana to incorporating such confessional, undiluted songwriting into pop music (Alanis Morisette's Jagged Little Pill was a similarly early touchstone).

Something American twists those genres' themes-disillusionment, divorce, cheating, sorrow-into the realities of an independent-minded, modern British teenager in 2017. Produced by Simone Felice (The Lumineers, Bat For Lashes, Conor Oberst) with co-production and mixing by David Baron (The Lumineers, Bat For Lashes), the 5-song EP was recorded at Clubhouse Studio in Rhinebeck, NY and features Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley, St Vincent) on drums and Sara Lee (B-52s) on bass.


1. Something American

2. Good Woman

3. Cathedral

4. Grinnin' In Your Face

5. What Am I Here For


August 16-Los Angeles, CA-Hotel Café

August 24-Los Angles, CA-Hotel Café

October 31-Austin, TX-Antone's*

November 1-Dallas, TX-Dada*

November 3-Phoenix, AZ-Valley Bar*

November 4-San Diego, CA-Soda Bar*

November 5-Santa Ana, CA-Cosntellation Room*

November 7-Los Angeles, CA-Troubadour*

November 8-San Francisco, CA-The Chapel*

November 10-Portland, OR-Doug Fir Lounge*

November 11-Vancouver, BC-Biltmore Cabaret*

November 12-Seattle, WA-Tractor Tavern*

November 14-Salt Lake City, UT-The State Room*

November 15-Denver, CO-The Globe Hall*

November 17-Omaha, NE-Reverb Lounge*

November 18-Minneapolis, MN-Turf Club*

November 19-Chicago, IL-Lincoln Hall*

November 21-Toronto, ON-Horseshoe Tavern*

*with Son Little

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