MTV PUSH: Jade Bird

21-year-old singer-songwriter Jade Bird is our MTV PUSH this month!

The common thread in all my music, my lyrics, my shows and my artwork is me,” begins "Jade Bird. "I don’t feel like anybody can shift my character.”

Nor should they want to. Jade channels that character — and her creativity — into music that Rolling Stone have described as “a young Londoner’s spin on modern Americana” and which Jade herself calls “kind of country, kind of blues, kind of pop and kind of none of that”.

Either way, Jade’s music is passionate, full-bodied commentary that finds this 20-year-old, “funny-on-a-good-day” songwriter singing about the vows we make to ourselves and each other: what it takes to make them, what is required to keep them and what it means to break them.

Jade suggests that the two biggest influences on her work are “experience and idols”, and while she briefly embraced her mum’s penchant for Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson, it was through discovering her own musical heroes that Jade was able to focus her creativity identity, somewhere in the mix of Cat Power, Mazzy Star, The Smiths, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Bob Dylan.

“I feel like with every corner I turn expectations are shattered, and I hope I’ll keep surprising people along the way. It feels like with every step forwards I’m getting a little bit further towards the destination of being able to call myself an artist.”

After earning a place on a number of hot for 2019 lists, including the MTV Push: Ones To Watch list and with her highly anticipated release of her debut album on April 19th, Jade is set to keep shattering expectations and we cannot wait to hear new music from her!

Monday, 04. February 2019