Durban-based newcomer, Bard, drops his powerful debut single and music video for “With You” today.
Produced by Ewald Jansen van Rensburg from renowned SA band MONARK (who has also produced the likes of Majozi, MONARK, Dominic Neill and Edisontide), “With You” is a stellar debut release from Bard in the hands of a great producer. The single is a celebration of new blues and soul mixed with electronic sounds and folk vocals.
Watch “With You” below
Bard creates deep meaning in an uplifting debut and explains the theme for “With You” saying: “The song is about finding the strength, in the face of failure, to continue on with what you believe, is the right path in life. It’s about taking a step back and considering what is really important to you: going back to what you believe in and stand for.”
“With You” has a unique feel in the way distorted sounds fuse with techno beats, giving the song a grungy blues feel. Bard also showcases his impressive vocal range in the song, with his unique and soulful tenor voice beautifully carrying the single. The luminous music video for “With You” reveals the contrast between light and darkness and represents the ongoing search for finding the correct push in life.
Born in Johannesburg and now living in Durban, Bard’s music career developed at the Drakensberg Boys Choir, where he was awarded the title of best soloist for two consecutive years. Bard is a proud alumnus of the North-West University, completing his Master’s Degree in 2015, where he received an honours award for his singing and contribution towards the prestige of the university.
“Bard – With You” is out now across all digital platforms: http://smarturl.it/BardWithYou