Bonniesongs – “Barbara”

By Will Oliver, June 25th 2019 Folk Indie Listen Stream

Bonniesongs is the project of Sydney, Australia-based art-folk musician Bonnie Stewart, who will release her debut album Energetic Mind on September 6th via Small Pond Records. Earlier this month we shared the album’s first single “Ice Cream” and today we hit back with her new single, “Barbara.”

Stewart shows a different side to her songwriting craft her, with a dark brooding atmospheric beginning that paves the way for her haunting folk vocals. This atmosphere makes sense when you learn a bit about the mindset she was in when writing the track as described by her below:

This track was inspired by re-watching the original 1968 Night of the Living Dead at a household movie night. I love zombie movies. I noticed how the main woman’s character was a weak crumbling mess that was almost completely useless in the chaos that was happening. Meanwhile, the men were pulling it together and saving everyone. This sort of inequality is typical of this era I guess, but is still annoying! Anyway, the song is mostly told from Barbara’s perspective…”

Enjoy a listen to the lovely and unshakable “Barbara” below.

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