Birdy releases her sensational new album, Portraits, via Atlantic Records. On the LP, Birdy embarks upon a musical renaissance, shifting away from her customary stripped-back motifs and stepping into a world laden with polished and gleaming alt-pop aesthetics.
Portraits is Birdy’s most confident album yet, as she takes a liberated leap into the unknown – her timeless songwriting style now infused with a fresh, exuberant rush of energy and inventive, off-kilter production. It’s the sound of a creative stepping into a new world and thrillingly, finding her true voice.
Speaking about Portraits, Birdy shares:
“After five years making my previous record, which was quite emotionally intense, Portraits was born from the ashes with a brooding urgency I’d not felt before. Naturally, I sought to make something that reflected the surge of energy inside me; I was excited by a mixture of synthetic and acoustic sounds and found a lot of freedom and joy venturing into a new sonic universe that I used to think I could never exist in authentically. The album is full of movement and themes of fantasy, a moment of truth, the inner child and perfectionism to the point of heartbreak.”
This October, Birdy will celebrate the record with a string of exclusive US tour dates, playing intimate rooms in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Full ticketing information can be found here.
In 2023, Birdy is back with her fifth studio album, Portraits, ushering in a new chapter and marking a confident change in direction for an artist who has achieved an unbelievable amount since releasing her debut album, Birdy. At just 26 years old, Birdy has solidified herself as one of the UK’s leading homegrown talents; her incredible achievements to date include 3 top 5 albums and countless Platinum and Gold certifications, exceeding sales of 8 million records globally. Whether featuring on blockbuster soundtracks for the likes of Pixar, Netflix, and Amazon, collaborating with leading artists across genres, or motivating a generation with a viral TikTok sound, Birdy is forever finding new ways to engage new audiences. On DSPs, Birdy’s committed fanbase has helped her to surpass an incredible 5 billion streams and counting; she counts 18 million followers across all streaming services.
Birdy continues to be an unmissable draw in the live arena, too. Her rich, multi-layered stage productions have seen her sell out three consecutive nights at The Sydney Opera House, play to over 10,000 people across two nights at London’s Eventim Apollo, and reach many more milestones on global world tours. She has also headlined festivals across Europe and Asia, performed at the UK’s famed Glastonbury Festival, and has earned both BRIT and GRAMMY® Awardnominations.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
20 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
22 – San Francisco, CA @ August Music Hall
24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater