Birdy is a beguiling mix of contradictions: she's young, yet sings in a voice that is world-weary and steeped in soul. She can be endearingly shy and nervous, yet she's also an astonishingly focussed and charismatic live performer. She's fragile, yet strong enough to fight her corner with both producers and label when she needs to. She is, quite simply, unique. And this is just the start.