As the new year dawns bright, New York singer-songwriter Aisha Badru’s first UK single ‘Bridges’, and its accompanying video, are a great start.
‘Bridges’ has a lush, enveloping sound; featuring Aisha’s soft, soothing vocals like sparkling ripples on water. It is a positive song, offering hope in a powerfully subtle way, as it explores the persistence required in relationships. It’s a song about not giving in, despite differences – “There’ll be oceans for us to tread, There’ll be bridges for us to mend, But I’ll stick to it”.
The delicate voice and lyrics blend folk and electronica with violins and piano keys in a beautiful orchestration of feeling, making the listener stop and absorb the lyrics and message: a universal one of unwavering love despite the obstacles – “We were worlds apart, so I fell from the stars, I travelled long and I travelled far.” A song that begins with lyrics as beautiful as these will capture your heart, and start a quiet revolution. Often the greatest obstacle that we face is ourselves, and this song offers transcendence of limitations.
‘Bridges’ is the lead single on Aisha Badru’s forthcoming debut album due this year, via Nettwerk Music Group.
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Photo Credit: Neda Bridgeman