Jade Bird stuns on her eponymous full-length debut. Hatching from her egg a fully matured folk rock star, the English singer-songwriter doesn’t waste a single breath belting out gem after gem.
While the 21-year-old flies highest on sing-along foot-stompers like “I Get No Joy,” “Uh Huh” and “Lottery,” it’s her dynamism and range – which also shifts good-time rockabilly and tear-dripping piano ballads – that’s most striking about her all-in-one talent.
With delicacy, power, style and grit, Jade Bird delivers a master’s thesis of modern pop Americana that will be a tough contender for this year’s mightiest debut. ⠀
Ryan is a writer, editor and vinyl collector currently based in Los Angeles. He started Mini Music Critic in 2017.