Hailing originally from Spain, musician Begut is releasing her debut single, ‘Bittersweet’ on Friday 8th November 2019.
‘Bittersweet’ opens to the sound of a gorgeously picked electric guitar. The riff it plays appears again throughout the single and feels like an old friend returning. A warm and melodic bass, drums, and keys fill the audio spectrum. The excellent backing instrumentation all work throughout the piece tirelessly to create an inviting and solid foundation for Begut’s beautiful voice.
Begut’s soulful voice is the shining star of the piece. Backed up by fantastic instrumentation, her vocals are magical. Rich in tone and texture in places, it is also sweet and tender at the same time.
The jazz arrangement and unexpected chordal progressions all contribute to the charm and character of the piece. The chorus is catchy and is destined to have the listener reaching for the repeat button. The tempo during the middle eight slows the piece, taking it into a fresh direction. This unexpected change keeps the listener on their toes; never knowing what will come next but always feeling safe in Begut’s hands. The production is also excellent during, ‘Bittersweet’. The many layers of instrumentation all have their own space in the mix and shine in their lights.
This 20-year-old singer/songwriter is set to make waves with this divine release. Lyrically, ‘Bittersweet’ talks of empowerment, and self-acceptance. Begut is using her significant platform to spread messages of strength and hope. She is the guiding light we need at the moment, and her refreshing sound is destined to win her many new fans with this release.
‘Bittersweet’ is the first single to be taken from Begut’s debut EP, ‘To Be’ which is due to be released soon. So make sure you add ‘Bittersweet’ to your weekend playlist!
FVMusicBlog November 2019