Just Listen: Julia Bardo – Desire

Julia Bardo – Desire

Words: Rob Connor

With an opening cymbal crash, Julia Bardo introduces herself to my ears and I’m instantly smitten. ‘Desire’ is a track about restlessness and wanting change, which is something that definitely resonates in the first few weeks of January. To quote Coughlins Law in the movie Cocktail, “Everything else is always something better”.

The internal conflict these feelings create is the lyrical playground Bardot resides in, and she does so in a descriptively deft manner. “Go on and fix me up” she sings, which highlights her feeling of wanting change but not knowing what that change should be, so challenges you to find it for her.

This Manchester-based singer songwriter’s vocal has a Chrissie Hynde like quality while the tone of her music harks back more to the 60s folk era. The bridge is a wonderfully flamenco tinged throwback of that time,  before the chorus opens up into a more uplifting feel.

This debut offering from Bardot is something to get heart pangs over and leave you wanting more. Definitely one to watch.

Listen to Desire below:

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