“Love Has All Been Done Before” by Jade Bird – A Song Feature
Is it bold or even informative to spotlight a band or performer in the final weeks of a breakthrough year as an “Artist to Watch” in the following year? In the abstract, it sounds like a situation of finding room on an already well-populated bandwagon in hopes of being credited with helping build the platform. Jade Bird is an exception. She experienced a breakout in 2018; it was a year of accomplishments. But naming Jade Bird as an “Artist To Watch in 2019” is insightful, since it is a prediction that she can maintain the steep trajectory of 2018.
Vevo named Jade Bird one their 2019 Artists To Watch. After repeatedly watching videos of the exclusive live performance for the annual series, we agree. Separately, the two videos are testimonies to her skills. Together, they show Bird’s versatility. “Love Has All Been Done Before” is vocally powerful as she belts out an explanation of what she is looking for in a relationship. The lyrics are included in this post - sweetness and pureness are not carrying the day. In comparison, “What Am I Here For” is a gentle vocal purity questioning a romance that appears one-sided.