One week into lockdown and Bard has ‘Something New’ for everyone to listen too


Bard – Something New’ Single Out Now



With the country one week into lockdown, Durban-based musician and songwriter Bard drops his brand new single ‘Something New’ across all digital platforms today.

Watch the lyric video for ‘Something New’ HERE.

“Lockdown sucks! But it’s so necessary to help flatten the curve. We each need to play our part and be responsible by staying at home. There are ways of keeping the mind occupied by supporting the many local artists who are giving amazing performances on social media,” and a week into lockdown has seen the local music scene take to social media to entertain the public and Bard is adding to it with his brand new single.

‘Something New’ is the follow-up to his #1 hit single ‘Bad Feeling’ and sees Bard team up once again with producers Ewald Jansen van Rensburg and Rudolph Willemse.

“I approached Ewald for a new song, and he presented me with something that had a different vibe and feel than what I was used to. I instantly took to the song as I was inspired by the new sounds Ewald mixed into the track. I’m always keen to experiment and try new things and that’s why this track appealed to me,” explains Bard.

The song dabbles with a new sound and feel, while experimenting more deeply with EDM synths and beats. The verses are rhythmically slow with a collection of minimal sounds and vocal embellishments in the background, which sets the mood for the track. The pre-chorus picks up a little more with an introduction of a deep bass beat and a colourful vocal harmonic spectrum. We suddenly find ourselves in the chorus with a short-detached EDM analogue sound, driving the song rhythmically.

‘Something New’ is a strong release for Bard, who has excelled with each single he has released since his debut ‘With You’ in early 2019.

When analizing the song and listening closely to the lyrics, Bard talks about the inspiration saying “The lyrics are an embodiment of the track itself (with its new sounds) through the message and meaning it carries. The song is about learning from the past while finding new hope to hold on to. The song is especially relevant with the Covid-19 outbreak as we all strive for new hope while grappling with this pandemic.”

‘Bard – Something New’ is out now across all digital platforms: HERE

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