The 15-year-old singer Birdy has been racking up the YouTube views with her popular covers. One of her most popular is her take on Bon Iver‘s “Skinny Love.” The weirdest part about the YouTube sensation phenomenon is that these singers are no longer restricted to internet fame. Before I ever even heard Birdy’s Bon Iver cover, I heard of it courtesy of the least likely source for new music ever: my mom.
“Have you heard Birdy? I saw her on YouTube. You need 2 get her on P&P,” she texted me. This was weeks ago, and now here we are, with Birdy on Conan and P&P. What is going on in the world? But Birdy deserves the attention. Watch her perform a heartfelt version of the beautiful song below.