“HEAVY LIKE PEBBLESTONE...”
"Lying somewhere between electronic minimalism and neo-soul, BARLI pulls downtempos beat loops and darting synth lines into rank with an enviably commanding boom" –
The Line Of Best Fit
"She weaves beautiful harmonies through sweet electronic production and brings instant calm to those that lend their ears." - i-D
"Sharing Gil Scott-Heron's ability to flex, to shift and evolve, BARLI has a sensitive, poetic side."
London based artist BARLI announced her arrival earlier this year with the beautifully hypnotic ‘Pebbles’. Citing Gil Scott Heron as a major influence, she has crafted a stunningly fresh sound alongside producer Ton Epoch. ‘Pebbles’ successfully melds the subtleties of Air esque production with delicately soulful vocals, repeating a loving refrain over soothing harmonies and gentle waves of cymbals.
Follow up single ‘Reach For Me’ demonstrates a more powerful edge to her sound without overshadowing her seductively soulful vocal. The production of long-term collaborator Epoch adding a modern twist and elevating the love-lorn lyrics with a gentle groove punctuated with forceful synths and playful loops. With live dates and more music to be revealed soon you can expect to hear much more from BARLI as her star continues to rise into 2016.