Birdy has accomplished more in the five years of her young career than most hope to accomplish in a lifetime. At just 14, she wowed the world with her heartfelt cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love." Since then, the British musician has toured the world, sold 10.5 million records worldwide and is now on her third album, “Beautiful Lies.” We chatted with the now 20-year-old about being inspired by Geishas, her upcoming tour and what it’s like living on her own for the first time.
Where are you calling from today?
I’m calling from London. Sunny London. It’s really beautiful today, actually. I’ve just come up from my family’s home in the countryside, in New Forest, which is in the south of England. But I’ve been living on my own for the past year and a half for the first time.
What’s the biggest change for you living on your own now?
Cooking for myself and taking the bins out. [laughs] The weirdest thing is that it’s so quiet. I’m used to a full house of people and it’s usually loud because we’re all musicians and we all make so much noise. It’s weird having so much space to think.