It's another big hit for the BRIT School. Following in the fine tradition of Amy Winehouse, Adele, Imogen Heap, Leona Lewis et al, that extraordinary South London Home For Peculiar Children serves up its greatest potential gem to date. Step forward - Bella.
She's seventeen, gorgeous and gifted...and...as fortune would have it, daughter of top London music producer, Tim Barton. Indeed it is in large part, Tim who we have to thank for this wonderful discovery.
Tim has dished up some of our biggest selling records, not least of which his Peaky Blinders Theme song, Red Right Hand which is now creeping toward a quarter of a million streams. With this kind of portfolio it goes without saying that one is gonna take notice when he calls up and says....'ere, have a listen to this!'. That was Bella's first demo recording of a song called 'Reflections'.
THE MUSIC SITE
'the new single showcases Bella’s stunning, soulful voice, and exceptional flair for songwriting well beyond her years',
Bella’s bluesy, Bossa-Nova inspired tracks are imbued with deeper meaning, and has seen her compared to the likes of Lily Allen, Corrine Bailey Rae, and fellow Brit School alumna, Amy Winehouse.
EMERGING INDIE BANDS
A bossa-nova influenced number that has a brooding temperament in which she is able to showcase a captivating vocal in a song that casts a wary eye in a world of casual and endemic misogyny.
MUSIC MUSINGS AND SUCH
Bella Barton is, refreshingly, a musician who mixes soulful Jazz of, say, Tony Bennett - with sumptuous, romantic Pop elements of (1965/'66-era) The Beatles.
Bella has already been tipped as one to watch for 2017 and beyond. http://www.flavourmag.co.uk/brit-school-award-winner-bella-bartons-debut-single-daughter-now/
STEREO STICKMANBella Barton’s music is fantastic, her voice is stunning, and her overall artistry is beaming with absolute individuality. At just 17 years old, there’s bound to be a lot more to look forward to. Well worth a listen.