Headstart

Album: yet to be titled (2020)

Songfacts®:

  • I know us girls aren't easy
    But come on
    What do you need to see?
    I've given you a headstart


    Jade Bird is in love with a guy, but she's frustrated the dude cannot read the signals.
  • Bird's first taste from her second album, she released the song on November 4, 2020. The English singer-songwriter explained to NME she dropped the lighthearted tune to give her fans a bit of joy to the end of the year.

    "For me, it was really like a clearing in the clouds. It's less about the simple meaning of liking someone and someone not liking you back. That's universal and I like the sass in the chorus. With this record, it was a gift from somewhere being like, 'I'm back, I'm writing, I know who I am, and know what I'm doing.'"
  • Bird wrote "Headstart" in upstate New York, where she wrote her first album, in early January 2020. She then spent two weeks holed up in a Nashville studio, recording this and other tracks with Dave Cobb, who is known for his work with Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton.

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