Jade Bird – Uh Huh an exclusive live performance for Vevo DSCVR, the channel for the best in new music. It could be hushed and introspective. It could be frantic and explosive. Stylistic breadth is one great thing about Jade Bird’s music. The UK singer with the EP entitled ‘Something American’ has a strong grip on a variety of approaches, and the pay-off is substantial. The poise of “What Am I Here For,” the attack of “Cathedral” – each gives you a great view into the songbook of a young woman who spent her childhood in South Wales and her teenage years in London, playing coffeehouses, blues clubs and any other spot that would lend her a stage. Even though she was armed with an Oasis chord book, the first proper song she learned was Mazzy Star’s “Into Dust.” And even though her mom and dad blasted Chemical Bros, The Prodigy and Aphex Twin, she wound up loving Son House. Maybe you’ve heard “Lottery” and “Furious.” If so, they’ve probably made a dent. Bird’s music is instantly memorable. We know that this DSCVR version of her “Uh Huh” is going to impress. The 20-year-old and her band come on with the ferociousness of the Breeders during their performance. Stand back, absorb it all, and head out find more Jade Bird. Director: Micah Bickham Producer: Micah Bickham, Emily Louick, Contrast Films Editor: Kevin Rose
About Jade Bird
Jade Bird is fast becoming one of the most exciting new British voices. With her debut release the ‘Somewhere American’ EP and 2018’s follow-up breakthrough single ‘Lottery’, Jade has won the hearts of people across the globe. She has already preformed on ‘Later with Jools Holland’, ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ and ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ and at SXSW she won the Grulke Prize for upcoming talent which follows her win of the ANCHOR Award at the Reeperbahn Festival in 2017. Twisting big themes of disillusionment, divorce, cheating, sorrow into the realities of an independent-minded, modern British 20-year-old, Jade’s music transcends genre with a wealth of influence coming from everywhere and anywhere. Classic, contemporary, and a total breath of fresh air in the current musical landscape, Jade Bird is that rare, next-generation artist who appears as clued up on the past as she is determined to learn from its lessons: in control, sometimes in your face, and in possession of gifts beyond her years.