Birdy – Fire Within

Birdy - Fire Within

Birdy entered my radar with Just A Game from the first Hunger Games soundtrack in 2012, but it wasn’t until her cover of Bon Iver‘s Skinny Love reached my ears earlier this year that she really caught my attention.

That song originally appears on her debut album released three years ago, where it was also her first single in the UK (reaching #17). It was given similar treatment for her North American introduction, albeit strange considering it’s a three year old piano-ballad cover from an album loaded with more suitable-for-radio tracks.

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Soundtrack – The Fault In Our Stars

If you’re in your 30’s today, you can probably think of at least one movie soundtrack from the 1990’s you consider to be especially important to your teenaged self.

Back in those days, soundtracks were as important as the movies they accompanied and served as a sort-of mix-tape, a compilation of songs by a selection of present-day artists that told a story, helped emphasize an event, or just build some sort of personal emotional connection around.

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