In many ways, English singer-songwriter Birdy is just an average teenager. The quiet, unassuming 16-year-old loves 'The Hunger Games,' spending time with friends and shopping, and she's a fan of the boy band One Direction. However, these ordinary adolescent qualities are definitely overshadowed by extraordinary ones. Birdy, whose cover of Bon Iver's 'Skinny Love' catalyzed her career, is a gifted pianist with a hauntingly beautiful voice and an easygoing, comfy-chic style that would make even the hippest girl envious.
Who is Birdy? The young singer has been opening eyes on both sides of the Atlantic and now has a free iTunes download of the week with 'Without a Word.' Here's what you need to know about this teen performer, who has been gaining an audience with her somber interpretations of indie rock hits.