We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Jade Bird Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I don’t really get inspired by landscapes that much, it’s all people.
If you write your own lyrics now, and those are the main focus in the EP… people tend to approach it as Americana, which is wild. That’s what leads people to it. But it’s just whatever people want; as long as they like the music.
My focus on everything is songwriting, so I write all of my stuff by myself.
I’m a real big fan of words.
People like to associate you with hard times and I pride myself on coming through them more than experiencing them.
I’d gig three to five times a week while I was doing my A-levels. I’d always come in with a runny nose ’cause I was always ill and run-down. But I just pushed through.
The first song I ever wrote that I liked was called ‘When You’re Alone.’
I really like a lot of American country stuff, so my music has that influence, but I don’t like to be set within a genre. It feels very limiting.
I always say the diversity, and culture is the one thing I love the most about the U.S. How you can travel across one borderline and you end up with this whole new set of people that I find super-interesting and great on tour.
There’s not point in doing anything without conviction.
I always respected country music for its narrative and how it’s so solid, you can get the picture in your mind.
I like my jumpsuits. They’re easy to get about in, I can move a bit onstage, there’s nothing to tuck in, and I don’t look like a little girl.
Songwriters such as Alanis Morissette write about the constant balance of contradictions, and that’s something I adhere to in my life and work.
I just always really loved music that was coincidentally from the States.
I want to start thinking about other people and the political climate. I can’t sit here and write an album about myself. It just feels wrong.
I work a lot on words, so if I hear a word or see a word or a phrase or a sentence that someone says to me it just immediately sparks a concept.
As a songwriter, I’ve got a lot of facets, so to speak. When you come to a live show, you get a better sense of that, because you’ll see me performing a piano ballad and some acoustic songs and some not acoustic songs, all in the same set.
But when I was 12 or 13, I found the acoustic guitar and got into guitar music ultimately, like Black Motorcycle Club, obviously Neil Young, Crosby, Stills and Nash.
I think I’m eclectic and I’m never afraid to not know an artist or a band or an album because I want to hear it.
I’ve always been into music. My mom and dad used to always play music in the house.
I never expected I was going to travel the world playing gigs with my band and best friends. I have surpassed any dreams I had.
Every time people try and define me, it gets battered around. I like to keep people guessing.
I think that I’m a powerful female, a young singer-songwriter with an energy that’s not really been done before. I think that’s what people need to know about, you know.
Connecting with fans online can be the make or break or some artists, and I think that’s a bit dangerous.
I am a bit of a granny, I feel older than my years. I like to read rather than go to parties but at the same time my band and I have a lot of fun on tour and can be big kids.
I listen to a lot of artists like Tori Amos, Cherry Glazerr, and Patti Smith, and I kind of wanted to follow in their footsteps, or at least try to be that genre-defining.
I’ve been surrounded by incredibly strong women: incredibly, unapologetically strong women, and I guess that for me has just been the biggest inspiration.
I don’t see any reason why young women shouldn’t relate to me and have that connection with my music.
My grandma divorced my granddad and became a finance manager to get her own house, and my mum worked very hard to make sure we could have our own space.
It was always quite negative messages on love I was given as a kid.