Hackney-born and raised artist Bertie Newman is kickstarting 2023 with a passionate and gentle flicker that comes straight from the heart. 'I Will' is the expressive indie pop banger all about change; the kind of subtle transition that you'd least expect due to being n a well of depression and anxiety.
“‘I Will’ explores the shift of my past pre conceptions and associations with particular objects, places and people to how I feel now. I wanted to show the change in my mental state by making an ultimately happy and hopeful song, sound somber, just as I once felt.”
As such, Newman's songwriting is a sensitive composition of scaling guitar notes, atmospheric reverb and his inescapably serene pop vocals. Capturing the lows and highs of life throughout his music, contrasting quieter moments of tranquillity and his internal monologue with a rousing, upbeat chorus in which the artist repeatedly asserts. Inspired by the likes of Bon Iver, Hozier and Gregory Alan Isakov, his strong influences can be heard throughout his releases.
Keep an eye on Bertie Newman in 2023.