Auckland based acoustic soul singer/songwriter Bartells has just unveiled his brand new single 'Our Love May Go Away', out today.
Bartells has a husky timbre and a love of raw acoustic guitar. His influences are the honest lyrics and memorable melodies of Ben Harper, James Taylor, Jimmy Barnes, Neil Finn and Dave Dobbyn to name a few.
His new single 'Our Love May Go Away' takes its cue from these masters, in its seeming simplicity, intimacy, and honesty.
Of the track, Bartells says, "Its a song about not being able to move on or feel like you will survive life without that person you love. It's about trying to get the magic back before time closes the gap and it all slips away".
Recorded and produced at Black Dog Studio in Pukekohe by Bartells and friend/bandmate, Mitch French, the song received a secondary mix from Nick Poortman in L.A then mastered at Kog Studios by Chris Chetland.
Bartells plans to release more singles this year into next, with an album to follow.
Currently rehearsing with his new six-piece band, Bartells will be taking his music to NZ in the near future.
Listen to 'Our Love May Go Away' here: