I'm sure by now most of you have heard this cover of Bon Iver's "Skinny Love" by Birdy, a young and seriously talented young English lady, but I have to share it namely because I've been listening to it non-stop this past week. Would it be terrible to say that I almost enjoy her version more than Bon Iver's original? I hope not.
I think because I am a pianist myself, I am always drawn to singers and musicians who keep it simple with just vocals and a piano. That is partially what I like so much about these songs from Birdy, although part of her allure is that ethereal and lovely voice she's got. Such a talent for such a young artist.
What are you listening to lately?
P.S. I hope you like the new name for the blog! This isn't the new layout, but a bit of a hold-over until the new layout can be installed. I am loving it so far, I hope you will as well! Make sure to add the new name & domain to your bookmarks and blogrolls, although luckily the old address should redirect you here. Official relaunch to start very soon - keep your eyes peeled for the new layout. I am so excited to share it with you!