Premiere: Let B. Harms give you a glimpse into Baghdad
Less than a year removed from his latest project Chords, Indianapolis-based R&B singer B. Harms is back with a brand new single. The smooth, head-bobbing new tune “Baghdad” is available everywhere now, and we’ve got it premiering right here on the blog.
While Chords used various forms of contemporary R&B to touch on the subject of love, “Baghdad” takes this R&B sound and adds to it a hardened, hip-hop sort of edge. Lyrically, Harms switches things up too, this time commenting on the internal turmoil that results from the friction in the world. Indeed, “Baghdad” sees him tackling far more sobering topics, coming across as even frantic at certain points. It’s a fine complement to the song’s driving, almost lo-fi beat. Subtle guitars set underneath Harms’ varied vocals, which, aside from a rapped delivery on the biting second verse, take on an inherently soulful, melodic characteristic.
As someone who has been making music for a decade, B. Harms is no stranger to the creative process. At the same time, he’s stepped things up several notches with “Baghdad” in terms of his overall songwriting abilities, and I’m excited to hear how he continues to improve his craft. With more new music undoubtedly on the horizon, be sure to follow Harms on Instagram so you don’t miss out.