“Sold my soul to that sweet melody / Now I’m gone, now I’m gone, now I’m gone”
The Who: Barns Courtney (London, England)
The What: Walk, run, walk only to run again. Oddly (or perhaps, very intentionally) the simple visual for Barns Courtney’s “Fire” video mirrors the fits and starts in momentum that he has experienced enroute to his current success as a singer/songwriter: bad record deal, bad management, unsure musical future. But with a voice soulfully steeped in blues, Courtney was one of our 20 Bands You Can’t Miss At SXSW 2016 and we think that was a good call as he went on to be featured on Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement Tour and “Fire” is burning through radio airplay. And if you think that you may have heard “Fire” used in the 2015 film, Burnt, featuring Bradley Cooper and Harvey Weinstein, good ear!
The Where: With European and North American tour dates on the books through 2016, check out his official website, Facebook page and @BarnsCourtney on Twitter to keep up with all things Barns Courtney.