Not to be confused with the Ed Sheeran album track (although it is just as good), ‘Little Bird’ is the new single from 19 year old female singer-songwriter Jess Thristan. Above is a lounge/acoustic version recorded with On t’Sofa sessions to promote the full single, which will be out on October 20th, and if this performance is anything to go by then the single will be well worth checking out.
With an approach to songwriting that’s already maturing nicely, Thristan combines lyrical themes and thoughtful wordplay with an accessible country-pop sound to get her music across. The stories and themes within the lyrics speak from themselves if you pay attention to what she’s trying to say, and they’re delivered with such a melting vocal that you’ll be happy to listen over again if you can’t quite pick it up the first time.
But if dissecting a song for its poetry isn’t your thing and you’d rather listen to the full sound of a song, this one won’t disappoint you either. With just vocal, guitar, cajon and some nice harmonies, this performance is genuinely beautiful to listen to.