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Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Birdy, he musical project of British musician Jasmine van den Bogaerde, is making her grand return with her stunning new single, Surrender. The track is the first taste of the singers soon to be released, highly anticipated fourth studio album, Young Heart. The release is accompanied by an intimate and striking visual directed by Sophie Mueller.

Surrender is a hauntingly beautiful ballad that tells the tale of lost love, trying to let go but still craving what once was. The track perfectly showcases not only van den Bogaerde’s unwavering vocal abilities, but her phenomenal skills as a songwriter and musician. Enchanting listeners from the moment the track begins, the musician brings her signature piano talents to the Surrender, creating a moment that is uniquely Birdy.

With Young Heart scheduled to drop in April, the record is set to tussle between light and dark, between that vastness of space and the interior of home, The conflict between wanting to hide away and being compelled to go away, to new places and new experiences play out across the record. Where previous records have had a magical aura around them, Young Heart navigates uncharted territory, painting a portrait of an artist in pain, looking for the light.

Speaking of the new record, Birdy shares: “I’m so proud of this album, my last record was a lot more theatrical – there was a lot going on, it was a big production. Whereas this is quite stripped back - anything that didn’t need to be there, isn’t. There’s no decoration. This album just feels very personal – I’ve grown up a lot over the past five years and have experienced new things that have shaped my understanding of the world, but also of who I am as an artist. This album means a lot to me - I want to protect it.”

Having been discovered at the age of twelve, Birdy shot to fame in 2011 with the release of her debut self-titled record. The album featured the singers cover of Bon Iver’s Skinny Love, which sent her to the top of the charts in Australia, gaining critical acclaim which led to a sold-out headline performance at the Sydney Opera House. Fast forward ten years later and van den Bogaerde has 21 platinum singles worldwide, 1.6 billion audio streams worldwide, 1 billion YouTube views, GRAMMY and Bird Award nominations and penned tracks for blockbuster films including The Hunger Games, Disney PIXAR’s Brave and The Fault in Our Stars.

Young Heart is out April 30. Watch the music video for Surrender below.