Exciting newcomer Brigitte Bardini schools us on ethereal wave with her atmospheric debut single, Aphrodite. The track is accompanied by a dreamy video by Ayush Negi that was masterfully filmed through water to pull off a fittingly 90s alt indie vibe.
This introspective track is dream pop at its finest. Aphrodite will swiftly hijack your attention – its intricacies will draw you in and allow you to discover more with each listen, whilst further propelling the mystery of the artist. Dark, moody and oozing effortless cool, this song is for fans of PJ Harvey, Portishead and Bjork. Brigitte answers a few questions about the single for Hi Fi Way.
How has the build-up been leading up to the release of the single Aphrodite?
I’ve been so eager to get it out there and with isolation on top of that I was going a bit mental hah! So happy to have finally gotten it out there, it’s honestly given me so much relief. Now I’m becoming more and more eager for the next release.
Was the process of making your single as challenging as you thought?
I never actually realised how much went into preparing to release a single, especially a debut single. I’ve learnt so much during this process and it’s pretty crazy to think that I’ve only just scratched the surface.
Sonically, how would you describe your music?
I would describe the music to be ambient and atmospheric. For me it’s that kind of music that floats and fills the air with its soft and dreamy elements.
Who would you consider to be the biggest influence on your music and why?
Jeff Buckley has been the biggest influence because listening to his music gave me that push to decide that this is what I want and have to be doing. His music impacted me in such a unique way and I don’t think I would be the same musician without him.
Best piece of advice you have been given?
That I control my life. I think everyone faces external pressures at least once in their life to be a certain way and do certain things that are perceived to be more impressive or important. Going against the grain will only cause you harm and imbalance and I learnt this from personal experience. At the end of the day the person that is going be living every second of your life is you and the person who faces the repercussions is you so you may as well live the way you need to.
What is the Brigitte Bardini life story?
If I could try jam it all into a paragraph I could say that I have had many experiences in my life, both good and bad, that have made me the person I am today. I think without these experiences I wouldn’t be able to write music the way I do and I’d see the world very differently. Hardships are so beneficial and I think they have taught me humility and self-reflection which is a great tool for writing.
Are you looking to tour more broadly?
Absolutely! I haven’t actually performed live yet so I’m super excited to venture into unknown territory and see where it takes me. I’d love to someday be able to travel internationally for performances.
What’s next for Brigitte Bardini?
There is an album that will be put out into the world eventually and I can’t wait to see what you guys think of it!
Interview By Rob Lyon