Birdy's Beautiful Lies Review
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Last week Birdy released the title track of her upcoming album, “Beautiful lies”. The song takes us back to Birdy’s signature style, her raw, soft, melancholic vocal over subtle piano music and subtle strings in the background.
Birdy, the young girl became famous when she was only 14, covering Bon Iver’s “Skinny love”, and made it so her own, that it was hard to say it’s a cover actually. Now, preparing us for her third album’s release, out March 25th, she premiered the song thru Teen Vogue’s website.
In the short interview Birdy told the magazine - “The song is important to me because it is the most intimate moment on this album. This song is about a special time in your life that you wish could last forever. It’s about not accepting change, and knowing it has to happen but pretending it won’t. Change is quite hard for me.”
Even though the 19 year old songstress does not reveal if the lyrics of the song are from personal experience, the song is undoubtedly about an inevitable end of a relationship. “The world's so fast and nothing lasts / Let's save it while we can…” is the exact moment when you know that you can’t make it work, yet you are still not ready to give up.
She perfectly crafts the vulnerable, heartbreaking lyrics of the song’s verse “Tell me beautiful lies/ I wish that I had the strength to let go, but I don’t/ I’m paralyzed/ I see the child in your eyes and I’m stuck in the headlights.”
Commenting the upcoming album and the song itself, Birdy told BBC - “It’s got a bit of an Asian influence, which is quite weird, but I was really inspired by Japan and just how kind of delicate and fragile everything is. It’s a little bit of that, but also kind of classic piano ballads, as well.”
Beautiful Lies is available for pre-order on iTunes.