While gearing up for the release of a new album, Jade Bird took to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where she delivered an energetic performance of her recent single “Headstart.”
The performance opens with Bird singing atop a pool table before she makes her way to a stage, guitar in hand, as she’s backed by an amazing band and some backup vocalists. Bird’s raucous vocals take the lead as she delivers lines like, “I know us girls aren’t easy/ But come on/ What do you need to see?/ I’ve given you a head start.”
“‘Headstart’ came out of a trip I made to upstate New York at the beginning of the year,” Bird explained upon the track’s release in November. “It’s quite a light-hearted song, about liking someone who just can’t see the signs, and releasing it feels like community to me, and it makes me want to sing again.”
Watch Bird’s performance of “Headstart” below.