Melbourne alt-pop artist Brigitte Bardini put her psychology degree on hold to venture into the world of music – and we’re so glad she did.
The 20-year-old released her debut single and video for ‘Aphrodite’ last week so if you’re not familiar with Brigitte Bardini just yet, it’s time to get acquainted.
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. Its immersive video was directed by Ayush Negi, who placed the tune into hazy context with this stunning visual.
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.
Check out ‘Aphrodite’ by Brigitte Bardini:
“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.”
“This song is themed around temptation and its repercussions,” she adds. “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.”
Speaking on the clip, Brigitte Bardini said the haziness is an almost emulation of Aphrodite’s mythical birthplace ‘Petra tou Romiou’. Legend tells that she rose from the waves and was escorted on a shell to a beach on the southwest coast of the Pafos district.
“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,” she says.