Jade Bird – ‘Love Has All Been Done Before’
Spiky country songstress Jade Bird has had a fantastic year. Tipped as one to watch by the BBC’s Sound Of list at the close of 2017 (alongside bop favourites Sigrid and Billie Eilish), Bird has worked hard in 2018 to cement her promise. Her two big hitters showcase opposing but equally promising dimensions to the 21-year-old; while breakthrough single ‘Lottery’ is an evocative ballad that will warm your cockles, its follow-up ‘Uh Huh’ is a zesty rip-roaring banger from start to finish.
New single ‘Love Has All Been Done Before’ is certainly in the vein of the latter, giving Bird ample opportunity to flex her country crooning, backed by lightning speed guitar and golden rock’n’roll. Her zinging lyrics pull the chaos into a punchy composition that wouldn’t feel out of place at a slam poetry reading. We’re very much looking forward to what the new year brings – hopefully an LP? – but this bop is just more evidence that Bird’s got wings.