While the name Brigitte Bardini might not be familiar to you just yet, now’s the time to get acquainted, with the video for her debut single, ‘Aphrodite’, being premiered today.
During this time of global crisis, music fans are hungrier than ever for new content to keep them entertained while gigs and shows are off the table.
In fact, with this period serving as a great opportunity for musical discovery, Melbourne alt-pop artist Brigitte Bardini has chosen the perfect time to release her debut track, with the 20-year-old recently putting her psychology degree on hold to venture into the world of music.
“Music is always around and I look to it in trying times as well as the good times so I didn’t even second guess following through with the single release,” Brigitte explains. “It’s something that I feel not only other people may need, but selfishly I need a purpose now more than ever.”
Indeed her musical career is something we need ever so vitally at the current time, with her debut single ‘Aphrodite’ serving as the dreamy, atmospheric track we’ve been hanging out for.
Written and produced by Bardini (who plays every instrument on the song), the dark, introspective tune was recorded at the Toyland Recording Studio and engineered and co-produced by Adam Calaitzis.
“This song is themed around temptation and its repercussions,” Bardini explains. “It is a lesson of knowing your place in someone’s life isn’t as much of a priority as you might wish, but accepting this truth rather than expelling it.”
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A gorgeous cut that would effortlessly sit alongside some of the finest releases in the indie-rock or trip-hop genres of the late ’90s, ‘Aphrodite’ continues its immersive vibe with a dreamy video directed by Ayush Negi, putting the tune into hazy context and delivering a musical experience like no other.
Filmed in isolation, Negi and Bardini collaborated together by using DIY tricks and lessons from films to create an intense experience that mixes the psychedelic with otherworldly.
“I wanted to create a film clip that immerses the viewer into this world of a goddess being beckoned, almost taking you underwater to Aphrodite’s birthplace,” Bardini explains.
Serving as her debut single, there’s no denying that ‘Aphrodite’ is a stunning vision of the good things to come from Brigitte Bardini. While the single isn’t officially out until Friday, you can give it a sneak peek below.