Grammy nominated singer/songwriter, Birdy has released a brand new single, Surrender – the first to be lifted from her highly anticipated fourth studio album, Young Heart, out April 30, 2021.
The track arrives alongside a new music video, directed by Grammy Award-winning director Sophie Mueller.
Five years since Birdy’s last studio album Beautiful Lies may seem like a long break but for Birdy, taking time to stop, experience the world and find out who she really is was a necessary circuit break.
Travelling to Nashville and visiting L.A – drawing from classic artists Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake – was the perfect way to seek inspiration. These surroundings and her collaborators there seemed to know, instinctively, how to draw the words out from Birdy and imbued Young Heart with strokes of the artists who had come before.
The songs on the album tussle between light and dark, between that vastness of space and the interior of home. The conflict between wanting to hide away and being compelled to go away, to new places and new experiences play out across the record. The album opener Voyager is a song about the knowledge and pain that you need to end a relationship, but the no-man’s land where your partner doesn’t know yet.