Andrea Bocelli’s double bassist is no one-trick pony. Having previously released ‘Before We Drown,’ a collaboration with singer Stella Explorer, multi-talented instrumentalist and music producer boerd deserves all the critical acclaim he has received. During this track, collaborator Stella The Explorer pulled us in with her rich and soft vocal performance and boerd’s memorable guitar melody and captivating music reminds us of when experimental indie acts such as The XX broke out onto the scene.
boerd has since dropped another experimental piece of music entitled ‘Look,’ in which a saxophone-esque synth performs a relaxing, easy listening melody over a Garage-influenced beat, with the occasional undercurrent, the foundation of a drum n bass tempo and percussion just to keep the track slightly edgy – all together soothing every bone in your entire body.
Close your eyes and listen carefully to ‘Look’ if you want to be taken away from the cold Winter of the UK to the beaches of the Balearics in an instant. And ‘Look’ would be nothing without that distant, reverb-effect over those beautifully played piano chords just before its main hook is brought back to the forefront, leading up to the finale. It is an overall blissful piece of music.
And earlier this month boerd released his 10 track debut album ‘Misplaced’. You could easily hear boerd’s sound in the middle of a euphoric Chillout playlist alongside other similar Electro artists such as Bonobo. We are very impressed by boerd’s emotive, fearless approach to his art and his new album is jam-packed with dreamy electronica which sends shivers up and down your spine.
boerd is a Swedish producer, who is a classically trained musician performing as part of the Royal Swedish Opera, Swedish Radio Symphony, and Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and as a member of Andrea Bocelli’s orchestra. He moonlights as an electronic producer signed to London’s infamous Anjunadeep label.
We are sure this multi-talented musician has got some more magic hidden up his sleeve for 2020.
Thursday 23rd January @ Bermondsey Social Club, London