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BEARNIE opens up on haunting ballad ‘Fight For Me’

Taken from forthcoming EP ‘Vanilla Pie’ due this summer via Believe Italy.

Rising Indonesian-Italian singer-songwriter, producer and sound engineer, BEARNIE returns with a personal, haunting soul-pop ballad ‘Fight For Me’, lifted from her forthcoming EP ‘Vanilla Pie’ due this summer through Believe Italy. 

Drawing on a myriad of influences from soul, RnB and pop, ‘Fight For Me’ blends stripped back neo-soul melodies with Bearnie’s hypnotically, alluring vocal delivery. 

She explains: “‘Fight for Me’ is a continuation to the narration of ‘Vanilla Pie’. It has been written the same day as ‘Done’ during a Summer afternoon, both songs were written in an hour. I’ve always tried to give the best I could to others hoping they’d never feel as I did during my darkest moments but then, most of them would hurt me. This is the turning point of my journey. I decided to not underestimate the situation and to fight for those who respected and loved me, only if feelings were reciprocated. Kindness shall always be given yet a heart is a precious gem and it is suggested to treat it with care.”

Born in  Milan, Italy, to an Indonesian mother and Italian father, Alberto Contini, a music publisher, producer and frontman of cult Italian 80s metal band Bulldozer. Raised in an artistic family, music came to BEARNIE naturally. She started writing her own poems at age 11 and writing songs at 13. Discovering a knack for production and sound engineering, BEARNIE’s evolution continued at the SAE Institute in London, leading to various work as a live sound engineer and Tour Manager. Technically adept, she graduated with honours with a BSc in Audio Production at the tender age of 19. There, she started gaining interest in Acoustic Engineering as acoustics was the subject of her final thesis. She then moved back to Milan to build up a home studio and start her career as a producer and sound engineer.

As soon as she turned 20, she teamed up with her family members to start a music project that represented herself. The end result is her debut EP ‘Vanilla Pie’, an introspective, intimate body of work showcasing BEARNIE’s natural song-craft, production and shimmering melodies. 

She explains: “This EP represents my psychological growth until this day. I am thankful for being here today and wish to thank whoever was by my side during my worst periods, those who insisted even when there was no apparent reason to my eyes for them in doing so.”

‘Fight For Me’ is released on 21st May across all digital platforms.

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