A fantastic song that ranks…
among my absolute favourites; I have been looking to speak with Bahari about their cover of Buffalo Springfield’s For What It’s Worth. They bring a special and personal take to the song. I have been asking the American group about their foundations and what they have planned; whether they are playing the U.K. later this year – what sort of music drives and moulds them.
I ask about their advocacy of gun control and whether, they feel, the U.S. is in a state of trouble. They discuss their formation and give advice for new artists – recommending a song to end the interview with!
Hi, guys. How are you? How has your week been?
Amazing! Thank you
For those new to your music; can you introduce yourselves, please?
Hi. We a Bahari. I’m Sidney; I play guitar and sing. I’m Natalia; I play bass and sing. I’m Ruby; I play keys and sing as well.
I am interested why you chose to cover the Buffalo Springfield classic, For What It’s Worth. Is this a song you all grew up around?
We grew up listening to this song because all of our parents were into Classic-Rock. We definitely think the world could use it right now.
Your version is touching but powerful. Did it take a while to get the studio version down? What do you think of the final mix?
Making the track took a bit of time to perfect but singing it came so natural to us. We LOVE how it came out.
Will there be more material coming from Bahari? What are you working on?
YES! We have been in the process of writing an E.P. We have almost all of the songs done and we can’t wait to share!
How did you all find one another? Take me back to the start…
We all had our own connections with our producers, Rock Mafia. We met each other there and immediately clicked. We started writing together and the rest is historyyyyyy.
You are advocates of gun control and non-profits such as March for our Lives. Do you think now, more than ever, America needs to tighten its gun control?
How do you feel Trump and his people are dealing with gun-related atrocities?! Is it quite worrying living in America right now?!
It’s disappointing that children and peoples lives have been taken and affected so greatly by gun violence - and things are yet to change.
I feel music brings people together. Do you feel you can make sense of the world, and bad situations, through performance and songwriting?
Yes. Music is universal and so important in bringing people together.
Can we see you tour soon? What gigs do you have coming up?
We hope to be touring once the E.P. is out! As of now, we are going to be playing around in L.A. We have a show scheduled for April 24 at The Moroccan Lounge.
Will you come to the U.K. and play this year?
If you’ll have us! Haha!
What do you each hope to achieve in 2018?
To get our music out and to play as much as possible! We can’t wait!
Have you all got a favourite memory from your time in music – the one that sticks in the mind?
All of our favorite moments were playing live on tour.
What advice would you give to new artists coming through?
Don’t be afraid to stand up for what you believe in and use your music to touch people - because it really makes a difference in the world.
IN THIS PHOTO: Elohim
Are there any new artists you recommend we check out?
Do you get much time to chill away from music? How do you unwind?
Our chill time is music! We all live together, so we basically always are playing or listening to music.
Finally, and for being good sports; you can each choose a song and I’ll play it here (not any of your music - I will do that).
Natalia: Gone by Harry Hudson
Sidney: Saviour by George Ezra (ft. First Aid Kit)
Ruby: Panic Attacks by Elohim (ft. Yoshi Flower)