When was the last time you could honestly say you heard a good song? This has been a topic of conversation for a while now amongst music fans, with radio stations churning out track after track repetitively, it’s special when you catch an artist contrastingly in the midst of all this. Luckily, upcoming pop and R&B singer, bshp, broke this streak after the release of her beautiful acoustic rendition of her debut Island Record single, Never Mind.
The original release was a pop extravaganza, accompanied by a retro art style video, but in her latest version it is stripped back, breath-taking, and in a way, humbling, showcasing vocals of the most heavenly form.
Following, is a simple video showing bshp placed on a white cube singing into a mic, featuring a backdrop of fluorescent blue and purple hues, and the hands of the pianist. Showcasing mainly the soulful harmonies of the singer, it is the complete opposite of the original, proving her versatility as an artist.
The Kent-born singer, previously known as Gabriella Vixen, has already had momentum with her track being approved and supported by BBC Radio 1’s Best New Pop Show and BBC Introducing Kent, bshp says:
“I can’t believe I was able to hear my song on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show! I’m excited to put out this acoustic version too, it’s a nice change from the original, I hope you guys like it. Being able to shoot this during lockdown was a lot more fun than my weekly food shop. Big up to everyone involved, thank you”
Her vocals have an undeniable presence, with over 100,000 monthly Spotify listeners under her belt, she is building up an impressive fan base already, including, DJ Target, Maya Jama, Rebecca Judd, and Manny Norte.
Coming out of her Gabriella Vixen artistry, which she says was a nickname given to her by a friend. The name bshp lent itself as the kind of music she wanted to continue making, a perfect blend of R&B and pop.
It is exciting to imagine the future prospects for bshp, she is truly an artist with impeccable talents.