Rising folk artist Jade Bird is following up her acclaimed 2017 EP, Something American, with her first-ever full-length album. The self-titled LP is due out April 19th through Glassnote Records, which has in the past put out records from Childish Gambino, Mumford and Sons, and CHVRCHES.
The forthcoming debut album is comprised of 12 songs, all penned by Bird and produced by Simone Felice of The Felice Brothers and David Baron (Bat for Lashes, Shawn Mendes). Early singles “Uh Huh”, “Lottery”, and former Song of the Week candidate “Love Has All Been Done Before” are included on the project.
“This album is my experience, direct and undiluted, of the past two years,” the 21-year-old Bird explains in a statement. “Every decision I’ve made has culminated into this magical process, just as every word I’ve written has spun into these songs. It changes in style, like most of my music, and tries to dodge boxes and genres but the consistency is me — a young woman really trying to figure it out.”
To coincide with the album announcement, the British singer-songwriter has revealed a new single, “I Get No Joy”, which sees her voice ascend great heights with conviction.
“This song is about the stream of thought that runs through your head at all times as an over thinker,” comments Bird. “It’s about how that gets in the way of being present in the moment and ultimately ‘getting no joy’ and about the frustration of everyone’s cliché of happiness not making you feel fulfilled either.”
Hear it below.
Pre-order Jade Bird here. Check out the album artwork, created by Jessie Ware associate Kate Moross, and full tracklist.
Jade Bird Artwork:
Jade Bird Tracklist:
03. I Get No Joy
04. Side Effects
05. My Motto
06. Does Anybody Know
07. Uh Huh
08. Good at It
10. Love Has All Been Done Before
11. Going Gone
12. If I Die
In support of her new album, Bird will tour North America in the spring. Dates include supporting slots for Hozier, as well as festival sets at Georgia’s Shaky Knees, Hangout Fest in Alabama, and the famed Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island.
Jade Bird 2019 Tour Dates:
03/10 – Buffalo, NY @ Shea’s Performing Arts Centre $
03/11 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre $
03/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome Theatre $
03/14 – Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall $
03/16 – Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Memorial Auditorium $
03/17 – Charlotte, NC @ Oven’s Auditorium $
03/19 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore $
03/20 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theater $
03/21 – Orlando, FL @ Walt Disney Theatre $
03/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy Theatre $
03/24 – Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry $
03/26 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre $
03/27 – New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore $
03/29 – Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom $
03/30 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Centre $
03/31 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theatre $
04/02 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion $
04/03 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theatre $
04/05 – Denver, CO @ Bellco Theatre $
04/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Centre $
04/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery $
04/10 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre $
04/12 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort $
04/13 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory $
04/14 – Spokane, WA @ First Interstate Center for the Arts $
05/03-05 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
05/17-19 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Fest
07/27 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
$ = w/ Hozier