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The music world can always use a strong and genuine voice, and thankfully for us, that’s exactly what Lesley Barth brings to the table. Through masterful use of her signature vocal harmonies and insightful lyrics, this singer/songwriter is charming listeners one tune at a time. While in the studio working on her first full-length album, which was crowd-funded by her dedicated legion of fans, the engaging artist is set on keeping her fans entertained through fresh content with a personal touch.
Barth found inspiration in the wondrous setting of Silver Falls State Park on a recent trip to Portland, OR. The enchanting atmosphere set the stage for Barth’s latest DIY endeavor: a video for her heartfelt piano ballad “Good Like This.” “I almost didn’t know what to do with how amazing the setting was,” says Barth, and that feeling is easy to understand given the stunning environment captured in the video. “It was so green, overwhelmingly vibrant and lively. I think that there’s something related about the setting and the meaning behind that song.” The clip allows viewers to venture through the park alongside the artist as the lyrics pose thoughtful questions. Today, Lesley has partnered with SunCity Paradise to unveil this DIY visual, which you can watch alongside a detailed travel profile below:
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Since arriving in New York nearly 5 years ago from her home city of Philadelphia, Lesley Barth has honed in on her signature blend of folk, pop, rock, and soul. A child of an opera singer and an actor, Lesley grew up playing the piano, singing, and wring music. She independently released her debut EP ‘Good Like This’ in November 2015 and has been performing at top singer-songwriter venues, including Rockwood Music Hall, The Living Room, Pianos, Caffe Vivaldi, Bar 4, LIC Bar, and more.
Popular NYC blog We Heart Astoria calls her music “enchanting,” and her honest songwriting and well-crafted lyrics recall the sounds of the sixties and seventies, echoing bands like Camera Obscura or Belle and Sebastian. Influences from Carole King, Cat Stevens, Fleetwood Mac, Carly Simon, and Motown inform the melodic, piano-driven tunes thick with vocal harmony, and Barth’s wide range and soulful, strong voice frequently draw comparisons to Sharon Van Etten, Christine McVie, Linda Ronstadt, and Natalie Merchant.
Having successfully completed a crowd-funding campaign as part of OvationTV and Rockethub’s first ever Creative Studio, Lesley is returning to Brooklyn’s Mission Sound to record her first full-length album in early 2016.
Fans of rich vocal harmony, insightful lyrics that cut you to the core, and that magical folk/pop/rock/soul blend found in the music of the late sixties and seventies should take note.