Birdy delivered the first really great pop song of the new year with “Keeping Your Head Up,” which arrived on January 1. Produced by Steve Mac, the upbeat power anthem represents a pretty radical change of pace for the 19-year-old singer.

The leaves the doom and gloom mood of her predominantly ballad discography behind in favor for some uplifting dance/pop tracks–and somehow keep the integrity of her true identity (and credibility) fully intact. That’s how you know someone is here to stay in the music world.

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The “Not About Angels” songstress performed the track live for the very first time at the BRITS Launch Show on January 14. She looked every inch a true pop girl in black shorts and a flowing red robe. She absolutely nailed her vocals, which shouldn’t really be a surprise considering she’s been wowing audiences ever since she was 14.

“Keeping Your Head Up” is the first single off the teen’s third studio LP Beautiful Lies, which drops on March 26. Check out the performance down below!