Jade Bird penned her whole second album pre-lockdown.
The ‘I Get No Joy’ singer needed to ”frustratingly” sit on her follow-up to her acclaimed 2019 self-titled debut – which reached the highest 10 within the UK – as a result of coronavirus pandemic, however she’s teased that followers can anticipate the songs to have a ”rootsy simplicity” to them when the file is launched.
Speaking solely to BANG Showbiz, Jade stated: ”Frustratingly I wrote all of it earlier than lockdown and even began recording earlier than I needed to return residence to sit down on them mainly.
”Sometimes it is all well worth the wait that is what I preserve telling myself.”
Asked in regards to the path of her upcoming LP, she stated: ”It’s at all times song-first however with this album much more so.
”There’s a rootsy simplicity to all of it and a enjoyable optimism to counter the sadder songs. I can not give an excessive amount of away.”
Jade wrote the album after a ”dry” spell.
She stated: ”I began to affix my pals in Flyte’s songwriting group the place numerous folks despatched in a single music a day simply to remain artistic.
”I received to about 20 after which the nicely went dry.
”It’s like that typically, it was per week earlier than I wrote my complete file.”
The 22-year-old star has had her gigs cancelled however has discovered new methods of getting her music out into the world.
One of them was by performing just about for the first-ever Re:Surface stay occasion by Microsoft Surface final month.
She stated: ”I feel the concept of attempting to create a brand new format, a brand new method of doing issues … I really like stay music, and taking part in stay, however attempting to make use of know-how to really evolve it as nicely, and provides folks alternatives to expertise a gig who might not usually be capable of – resulting from location, incapacity or alternative – feels actually thrilling.”
Today (24.06.20), Microsoft Surface launches the Re:Surface Blueprint: a set of free workshops and how-to guides giving UK artists and musicians the instruments and information to convey again their cancelled performances on-line.
Go to www.youtube.com/microsoftuk on June 30 at 7.30pm BST to see Jade and her band, together with members of the manufacturing workforce that helped ‘uncancel’ her present, present a behind-the-scenes look into the gig and participate in a stay Q&A session.