As she continues to tease her sophomore album, Jade Bird has shared the joyous new single, ‘Now Is The Time’.
Bird’s highly anticipated second album, Different Kinds Of Light, is arriving on August 13th, and ‘Now Is The Time’ exudes that precious summer energy that promises to drip out of the singer-songwriter’s upcoming release. While her debut was dark and introspective, Bird has embraced the brighter side of life, which shines through on her delicious new single.
After recording the album at RCA Studios in Nashville last summer, Bird revelled in the Texas lifestyle so much that she’s now moved to Austin and fully embedded herself into the area’s famous scene. ‘Now Is The Time’ offers up a bite-size slice of Texas no matter where you are in the world, and the track is an escapist’s dream.
Commenting on the new single, Jade said: “‘Now is the Time’ is the only song to have me smiling and laughing listening to it back in RCA. We had the Beegee’s in mind and soul, triple tracking the vocals and putting a load of chorus on the guitar.
“I wrote it at the foot of our hotel bed in Mexico City, it’s a big motivational anthem for someone I want to put my arms around or lift them in the darkest time. Given that I wrote it mid pandemic, the sentiment to getting to the backend of this hell is heavily felt now, when I play it live and do a two step with my bass player!!!”
Bird’s latest effort is bursting with positivity and is the sonic equivalent to a beautiful sunrise. Different Kinds Of Light will be an essential listen this summer, which finds its way on to constant rotation and soundtracks the sun-drenched days ahead of us.
Next year, she’ll be taking the record home to the UK for a tour which includes dates at London’s O2 Kentish Town Forum, Manchester Academy, before wrapping up at Leeds’ O2 Academy on March 31st.