Young Heart

Birdy - Young Heart
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #393 / 513
User Score
Based on 159 ratings
2021 Ratings: #232
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

Birdy outdoes herself with Young Heart, a pensive journey that offers some solace and a shoulder to cry on.

80
NME
‘Young Heart’ finds her returning on the other side of one of life’s bleaker rites of passage, older, wiser and creatively thriving.
70
The Line of Best Fit
It’s all too easy to overlook how spot-on Birdy sounds vocally on pretty much every track on this album, comfortably equalling more established artists in tone and style.
70
The Forty-Five
She sounds older than her years on ‘Young Heart’. Sensitive piano-led ballads have always been Birdy’s bread-and-butter, but the new record pares back the production, her voice lightly annotated by keys, strings, and acoustic guitar.
60
Slant Magazine
A self-proclaimed voyager, Birdy spends little time dwelling on the specifics of her heartbreak or fully mapping the album’s emotional landscape, instead embracing the bliss of escape.
60
The Irish Times

At times, Birdy’s lyrical themes of finding herself and overcoming heartache are a little overdone and, at 15 tracks, Young Heart is too long-winded for its own good. Even so, there is a lot to like here.

marvelgaryen
77
With a powerful voice like Birdy you can't really go full wrong.... what a talented woman. 'Young Heart' is a collection of romantic-esque songs that could be easily so damn generic, yet it got soul. It's a driven album, made me cozy for a while but at the same time it's "just ok" to be listening to this in the background. Birdy is suited to folk music, she was born to do it no matter what.
MikeOwen
75
No “The Collective Collaborative Review” today, Birdy dropping her first album in five years is the only motivation I need to write something this time around! To be fair, its release neatly coincided with the end of school assessments, but aside from that I just didn’t really want to write any reviews anyway. I’ve mostly been using this site recently as a listening log, although procrastinating here remains a bit of a bad habit I’m still trying to kick. Will I be ... read more
Orlkont
75
As usual, Birdy envelops me with her warm emotional blanket and scoots me over to her as she sings closely to my ears.
heavenlyxbn
90
Very good album.

The long-awaited fourth record label from Birdy, is finally released after four years of waiting. "Young Heart" is definitely Birdy's best album, with a very solid production, it is very aesthetically beautiful, full of nostalgia, a bit of sadness, and beautiful vocals from Birdy.

Favorite tracks: The Witching Hour, Voyager, Loneliness, The Otherside, Surrender, Nobody Knows Me Like You Do, River Song, Second Hand News, Deepest Lonely, Chopin Waltz In A Minor, ... read more
TheCarioca
78
The Witching Hour - Intro - 4/5
Voyager - 4/5
Loneliness - 5/5 ❤
The Otherside - 3/5
Surrender - 3/5
Nobody Knows You Like I Do - 5/5 ❤
River Song - 5/5 ❤
Second Hand News - 3/5
Deepest Lonely - 5/5 ❤
Lighthouse - 3/5
Chopin Waltz In A Minor (Interlude) - 4/5
Evergreen - 4/5
River Blue - 3/5
Celestial Dancers - 5/5 ❤
New Moon - 4/5
Young Heart - 3/5
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Track List

  1. The Witching Hour - Intro
  2. Voyager
  3. Loneliness
  4. The Otherside
  5. Surrender
  6. Nobody Knows You Like I Do
  7. River Song
  8. Second Hand News
  9. Deepest Lonely
  10. Lighthouse
  11. Chopin Waltz In A Minor (Interlude)
  12. Evergreen
  13. River Blue
  14. Celestial Dancers
  15. New Moon
  16. Young Heart
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Added on: January 21, 2021