BARBAROSSA SHARES INTIMATE “GRIPTIDE” VIDEO
ORIGINAL VERSION PREMIERED ON SEASON FINALE OF HIT US TV SHOW ELEMENTARY
BARBAROSSA TO SUPPORT THIS IS THE KIT ON SEPTEMBER TOUR
‘Melds blue-eyed soul and electronica to addictive effect…exquisite’ – The Times
‘Mathé employs his soft soul falsetto over juddering beats, double-time drum claps and a synth riff…a revelation’ – The Guardian
Electronica / soul artist Barbarossa recently shared a new brand song “Griptide“. It premiered on the season finale of hit US TV show Elementary and was the first new music from James Mathé since his acclaimed Imager LP (2015; Memphis Industries).
Today, he’s shared a special stripped-back session version of the track. It was recorded in Mathé’s own studio, from where he says: “I’m finally living the dream of having my own, tiny studio. Once we’d finished recording “Griptide”, I wanted to go back and create something that captured the feel of when I first sketched out the song on the battered old upright piano that dominates most of the room”.
Barbarossa has just been confirmed to support This Is The Kit on their UK tour this September.
BARBAROSSA LIVE [all dates with This Is This Kit]
16 Sep – Sheffield, The Hubs
17 Sep – Manchester, Gorilla
19 Sep – Brighton, Concorde 2
20 Sep – Ashford, Revelation St. Marys
21 Sep – London, Shepherds Bush Empire
The original “Griptide” is an intimate electro acoustic ballad, a promise from father to son. In between stints in Jose Gonzales’ band, Mathé recorded the single in conjunction with fellow Margate dweller Ghost Culture. It features City Slang artist Sir Was on drums.
“Griptide” (session version) https://youtu.be/te6cc9m6NoE
“Griptide” (original version) https://soundcloud.com/memphisindustries/barbarossa-griptide-1/