Bartells is a captivating presence on his new single Mistaken

Since first picking up a guitar at the age of 15, Auckland-based singer-songwriter Bartells has carved out an incredibly unique sound for himself within the world of indie-rock. His music is simultaneously grounded and explorative; it’s based in folk and soul, but reaches far further.

Now, with the release of his latest single Mistaken, he continues to refine his sound, further establishing himself as an emerging artist to watch. If you’re not already familiar with this name, it’s certainly time you changed that.

On his new single Mistaken, Auckland-based singer-songwriter Bartells delivers a rich and captivating slice of soulful indie-rock brilliance.

Throughout the new single, Bartells weaves together elements of soul, folk, pop, and indie-rock to craft a sound uniquely his own. With rich, textured instrumentation and captivating vocal hooks, Mistaken is the kind of tune that’ll stick with you for weeks.

Across its three-and-a-half-minute duration, the song pulls in myriad directions – it never sits in one place for too long. It builds into something truly cathartic and emotionally resonant, showcasing the incredible versatility of Bartells’ songwriting.

Mistaken is the latest in a string of consistently great released from Bartells, and judging by the quality of everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more quality tunes.

For now, do yourself a favour and listen to the new single above.