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.
Directed by Adam Jones and shot in the Nectar Bar at The Kingslander, Auckland, the video introduces Bartells' band and mirrors the warmth, honesty, and simplicity of the song.
'Our Love May Go Away' was recorded and produced at Black Dog Studio in Pukekohe by Bartells and friend/bandmate, Mitch French, received a secondary mix from Nick Poortman in L.A then was mastered at Kog Studios by Chris Chetland.
Watch 'Our Love May Go Away' here: