Jade Bird About
Listening to the country-folk acoustic tone and stripped-down soul of Jade Bird’s voice, you’d expect her natural raw talent to be inherited, but her musical background is anything but.
Born into a military family, she had a wild childhood, constantly moving around to different military bases – but nothing as wild as her “proper rave head” parents’s love for EDM. So how did the British singer-songwriter find country and the blues? The influence of strong working women.
After the divorce of her parents, she settled in South Wales with her mother and grandmother, who were the foundation of empowerment in her early life. Then as she grew up, her female role models expanded to the artists in the music subcultures she was obsessed with: Loretta Lynn and Patti Smith. Influenced by her two pillars of music inspiration, Jade took her own path at the tender age of 12 – learning guitar and transforming her own experiences into art through songwriting.
Along the way she found her sound, putting her spin on modern Americana, weaved with the blues, country, and folk – and moved to London at the age of 16 to pursue a music career.
In 2017 she released her debut EP, Something American, a bittersweet tale of the reality of a modern British teenager. The EP did not go unnoticed, with Rolling Stone naming her as a “new country artist you need to know.” To conclude the year, she was a nominee of the BBC “Sound of…” poll, voted by British music critics and industry experts to find the most promising upcoming talent.