I had the chance to chat with the talented Birdy all about creating music for The Fault in Our Stars movie, at the premiere of the film in New York City. Apparently, even though her music is all about love and heartbreak, she hasn’t actually had that much experience in her real life in that department (she is only a teenager, after all)!
Most of her inspiration comes from the film and Hazel and Augustus’ story, not from her own life. She got to see a screening of the movie before it had songs included, and immediately wrote the song, “Not About Angels.” She also contributed the tracks “Tee Shirt,” and “Best Shot” which she sings alongside Jaymes Young. The Fault in Our Stars is based on the novel by John Green, and stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. It’s currently in theaters, so be sure to head out for a good cry (and laugh)!