Shares new live video for ‘Something American’
Debut EP out now on Glassnote
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“She possesses a crystalline soprano so pure that it calls to mind bubbling spring water and untouched snowfall” Pitchfork
Today, emerging British artist Jade Bird shares a brand new live video for “Something American”. The song is the title track taken from Jade’s debut EP Something American, out now on Glassnote Records.
The new video is part of a series of live session recordings done whilst Jade was in the US, recording her debut EP. This time we find her in Dreamland Studio’s NY performing popular EP title track ‘Something American’. You can watch the video, which premiered yesterday on W Magazine, HERE
Born in Hexham, U.K., Jade’s early life was spent mainly in flight as an “army brat,” with time spent in South Wales, Germany and Chesterfield. One of life’s few constants proved to be the influence of strong working women. At first via her mother and grandmother who largely raised her, but later the female role models within the musical subcultures Jade become obsessed with: from troubled but empowering country heroines like Loretta Lynn to iconic alternative songwriters like Patti Smith, and following a thread through folk and Americana to incorporating such confessional, undiluted songwriting into pop music (Alanis Morisette’s Jagged Little Pill was a similarly early touchstone).
Something American twists those genres’ themes—disillusionment, divorce, cheating, sorrow—into the realities of an independent-minded, modern British teenager in 2017. Produced by Simone Felice (The Lumineers, Bat For Lashes, Conor Oberst) with co-production and mixing by David Baron (The Lumineers, Bat For Lashes), the 5-song EP was recorded at Clubhouse Studio in Rhinebeck, NY and features Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley, St Vincent) on drums and Sara Lee (B-52s) on bass.
SOMETHING AMERICAN TRACK LIST
1. Something American
2. Good Woman
4. Grinnin’ In Your Face
5. What Am I Here For