Welcome to our first ever Concert Week!
During Concert Week I will discuss artists I will be seeing in the lead up to the actual event. Then after the event, I will discuss my experience at the concert with a Concert Recap. This week I will be going to a Jason Isbell/Father John Misty concert with Jade Bird opening for them.
First I will introduce you to Jade Bird:
Origin: Croydon, South London, England
Top Songs: What Am I Here For, Lottery, Something American
Genre: Americana/Indie Folk
Label: Glassnote Records
Jade Bird is a singer-songwriter from South London, England. Her music is best described as a mix between Americana and indie folk. She recently released her debut self-titled album. This follows her debut EP titled Something American.
Jade Bird is quite interesting. On the one hand, she’s an upcoming young artist bringing a fresh new sound to the alternative music landscape. On the other hand, her sound is somewhat familiar. I’ve shown her music to many people, and one comparison keeps coming up: Janis Joplin. This is specifically in response to her vocals on “Uh Huh” and “Love Has All Been Done Before.” Her raw, almost angry vocals on these songs are reminiscent of Joplin’s style. This isn’t accurate of all of Jade Birds songs though. Her softer songs are more subtle and emotional. Overall, I find her to be a very versatile singer and an excellent songwriter.
Check out the lead single from her debut album “Lottery” here: