The first release from BARLEY PASSABLE; “All I Have” arrives May 15, and can be streamed on all platforms. Self-recorded and produced, the first glimpse of the electro-pop outfit showcases the duo’s infectious melody and song-writing prowess.
Based in Australia, the duo fuse various genres to create a unique mix of old and new – melding 70s disco, 80s new wave and modern French pop. Meeting via a united distaste in their studies, Kai Ollmann (guitars and vocals) and Davy Brown (keyboards and vocals) create music made for the masses. Inspired by the sounds of Daft Punk, Jungle and Justice, Barley Passable create smart pop designed to make people move with soaring hooks, irresistible melodies and world class groove.
Debuting May 15, “ALL I HAVE” showcases the essence of Barley Passable, and their innate ability to craft pop hooks with sensitive lyrics, all the while maintaining the driving essence of disco.
In describing the release, Barley Passable say: “All I Have, as our first release perfectly captures Barley Passable’s message and image. It is a darker track with a powerful reminder that one’s own mind is the strongest tool we have, and resonates with us a representation of an anxious mind. Just how the mind goes through periods of darkness and light, the song both lyrically and sonically forms a similar journey of cloudiness in the verse, to a feeling of openness and release in the chorus. All I Have’s message is portrayed by following a story that takes place in a single instance; the moment following a glance of a new love and the turmoil that comes with it in the mind of a hopeless romantic.
Whilst self-produced, Barley Passable have enlisted Sydney based James Christowski to mix the song, as well as Berlin based heavyweight Zino Mikorey (Parcels, Nils Frahm) to master their first release.
Fusing fashion, film, design and photography with their music, a collective state of mind reflects Barley Passable’s ambition to transform our culture, and take over the world, with “ALL I HAVE” just the beginning.
This is by design. This is for the masses. This is Barley Passable.
BARLEY PASSABLE RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE: “ALL I HAVE”