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WATCH: Barbaro, “Gardens”

Aug 22, 2023

WATCH: Barbaro,

Artist: Barbaro
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Song: “Gardens”
Album: About the Winter
Release Date: October 20, 2023
Label: StorySound Records

In Their Words: “This tune is one of those that was written quite easily in one sitting, but took the band a while to finalize it. Looking back at voice memos, we started working on this one about three years ago. There was a clear vision for the composition, but took us a little to realize how each instrument can be used to accomplish it. The goal for the song was to be a long crescendo from start to finish. It starts with just guitar, then adds bass, then adds a simple counter melody on the banjo, then fiddle, etc. We like to think of it like building with Lego blocks, every six bars you add a new piece, a new color, until a nice little mosaic presents itself. It’s a really simple song, same three chords looping over and over again, the same melody plays following every verse. Because of this, the goal was to change the way these parts were played every go around, whether playing muted, more percussive, or playing each note with more sustain.” – Barbaro


Photo Credit: Wolfskull Creative

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