Premiered by Annie Mac as “Hottest Record in the world” on BBC Radio 1 last night, Jade Bird shares her latest single ‘Now Is The Time’. The track follows on from recent singles Headstart, Houdini and Open up the heavens and is the fourth to be revealed from her forthcoming sophomore record Different Kinds Of Light, out August 13th via Glassnote Records. Listen below.
Speaking about Now Is the Time, Jade Bird says:
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!!!
Earlier this year, the British singer-songwriter released the RCA Studio A Sessions EP recorded from her live stream show. The EP includes a marvelous cover of the Nina Simone classic You Don’t Know What It’s Like and showcases Bird’s talent as a live musician.
After playing a sold out, socially distanced tour in the US, Bird has also announced a UK tour for 2022. Tickets are available here*.
Different Kinds of Light is out August 13th on Glassnote Records.