Friends over, I jokingly said "for real Weltschmerz you have to just be teenagers!". What sounds a bit disrespectful, but it is true, perhaps to the point total.
Before anything else is "Skinny Love" course like a cry from the soul, so full of sad passion, as I did with two decades longer on the shoulders, they almost can not feel - almost, because I get still the goose bumps. The other songs are mostly in this direction. That one voice Birdys the teenager listening is more Pro as a counterpoint. Here and there the voice is not perfect, but all the more authentic and gives the songs even more weight. The piano does the rest.
Although I myself listen to a lot and varied music, but am not a connoisseur and have unfortunately not a good Melodiengedächstnis. In other words, I recognized none of the songs in the original. The fact that most songs are cover songs but invites course, listen to the Urwerke and compare. Some have undergone quite a transformation towards melancholy.
So many will be the vermtulich too much. And I was also thinking a little if the disc all in all not maybe too much "pain and tears" bears and I shall give only four stars. But the, the tastes are just different. Birdy will sing Heartbreaker songs, and this is its fully succeeded. Who has touched Skinny Love, will also affect the rest.
CONCLUSION: With the non-smoothed emotions of a teenager Birdy sings with anguish and passion, plays this wonderful heavy piano sound. I was long gone so happy sad!