Jasmine van den Bogaerde, better known as Birdy, is an English singer, songwriter and musician. She gained serious fame after releasing an absolutely enchanting cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” on YouTube back in 2011. She began going by “Birdy” as it was a childhood nickname, given to her by her parents because she would open her mouth wide like a small bird when being fed. The video now has over 25 million hits, and the official video has over 50 million hits. The song was released as a single, marking Birdy’s breakthrough as an artist. It topped charts across Europe and went platinum six times in Australia. In November 2011, Birdy released a self-titled album of covers that peaked at No. 1 in Australia, Belgium and the Netherlands. Barely a year and a half after her debut album, Birdy released “Fire Within”, an album comprised of all her own songs.
We met up with Birdy talk about her inspiration, the art she loves and what this new found fame feels like. Check it out.