This is ‘1901’, the fourth single from Birdy‘s debut album, aptly named ‘Birdy’.
I didn’t know what it was about so I looked it up on Wikipedia and it’s actually a cover of a song by a band called Phoenix, and, according to lead singer Thomas Mars, it’s about early 20th century Paris.
Mars said, “Paris in 1901 was better than it is now. So the song is a fantasy about Paris.”
This seems a mite pretentious, and quite how he’d know is anyone’s guess (unless he’s a frigging vampire or something), but anything Birdy takes on sounds quite beautiful to me, plus her video shows that girl who plays ‘Trixie’ from ‘Call The Midwife’ and some beardy bloke falling out, which is much more easy to relate to.
Ah young love…(rolls eyes heavenward)…