Ben Barbic is a singer/songwriter from the San Francisco Bay area who has made a big impact on the world’s Reggae scene since his 2016 debut. In that time the prolific artist has produced an impressive catalog of work, with dozens of singles, an EP and two full length albums. His music has been played on the radio around the globe and he has amassed a social media following of over 70,000.
In 2020 Barbic found himself victim to the coronavirus. Thankfully he recovered, but while he battled he thought of the bigger picture. He looked at how the entire world was suffering, and he looked to the future. In that time of reflection and through the haze of his own recovery, he and his long time friend, musician Dino Campanella (Dredg) wrote a song that summed up both the struggle and the vision.
“Soul” is the new single from Ben Barbic, released worldwide to all major streaming services on February 12, 2021. As a melodic acoustic guitar slowly picks the song’s chord progression, Ben soulfully paints a lyrical scene of resilience. Rather than a direct linear narrative, Ben drops a series of images that illustrates both the pain we are all enduring but also our resolve as a people to rise above and heal.
The track is built on a smooth, World Beat shuffle. It’s a cool, downtempo groove. Subtle synths and a creative use of well placed vocal harmonies set a mellow but serious mood. The uplifting chorus reinforces the dual message of motivation and inspiration. As Ben Barbic sings “More healing, more feeling,” he is effectively saying, ‘we’re going to be okay. But we have to work for it.’ It’s the right message, and it is delivered in the form of a memorable Pop hook.
Check out “Soul,” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Ben Barbic. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the current and future projects from this dynamic and talented artist.