Q&A: Take Aim with Bird
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:25:39
With a new album coming very soon, the talented Janie Price answers a few questions.
Bird is due to release Figments Of Our Imagination on September 18, 2015.
Now is a good a time as any to Take Aim with her. How about we fly high with Bird? Let's take flight. Strap yourself in and get to know this gem of an artist. Find out why one of her songs makes her think of The Smurfs. Yes, those Smurfs.
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Janie Price aka "Bird" is a half-English, half-Irish, London-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She started her classical music training on cello aged six and consequently played in UK youth orchestras before beginning her professional career aged 18 with her first recording session composing and recording strings for a UK rap act.
This heralded the start of a session career which saw her singing and playing cello with numerous signed artists, notably doing a world tour for internationally acclaimed violinist Vanessa Mae and composing and recording cello for the UK hit artists Just Jack and Emeli Sandé. She was invited to star in a six episode TV program for Sky Arts, called Art of Survival, filmed playing her musical compositions across Europe and has just finished her self-penned third album, on which she plays all the instruments.
If you were not doing music, you would be...
A time-traveling superhero.
Any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?
I have a degree in art and speak Italian.
Pick ONE song on your album and share a writing or recording story. Something intimate, that you haven’t told anyone else (or at least a bunch of writers or journalists) and that which puts us in the moment with you.
When I was in the studio making my last track on the album, 'Think So,' my hands turned blue and I had to stop recording… the engineer in the studio at the time told me it looked like I was turning into a Smurf. Now whenever I hear the last track on the album, it makes me think of The Smurfs. The blue thing turned out to be nothing serious....
Finish this sentence: Bird is the artist who...
...Brought proper pop back to the charts.
Watch the music video for "The Dare" from Bird:
Watch the muisc video for "Thrill Me" from Bird:
Did you fly with Bird?
The single "The Dare" from Bird is available now, and the single "Thrill Me" is released August 21, 2015 via Pop Fiction.