Bianca Power’s bittersweet sophomore effort ‘I Need You’

Rising Brisbane-Gold Coast songstress Bianca Power has just dropped her second single, the haunting ‘I Need You.’

It’s a spellbinding track that traces the memories of an early romance, accompanied by a hazy, dreamlike video collage of scenes shot by Bianca herself. The soulful vocals and smooth R&B grooves that Bianca is fast becoming known for are present and accounted for, as well as a bittersweet nostalgia for a lost love, and overall sense of sophistication that belies her years in the industry.

Recorded with her friend and well-known Brisbane producer Harry Fox, this sophomore effort is the follow up to Bianca’s successful 2019 debut, ‘Blood On Your Shoes,’ and again, is one not to be missed. We decided to get to know this local star-on-the-rise a little better by shooting her a few questions.

‘I Need You’ is beautifully vulnerable. Are you ever afraid to put your heart out there for people to see, or is cathartic for you? Or a bit of both?

It is nerve wracking sharing something I’ve written with everyone but ultimately I know most people have felt something similar to what I have and I’m doing it for those people that appreciate vulnerability in music. I would never achieve anything if I were too worried about other opinions, so yeah I guess it’s a bit of both!

The track is obviously written about a real person. Have they heard it yet, and if so, what do they think of it?

Yes they have heard it haha! I think they like it?

The lyric video has a hazy, dreamlike quality to it. Is that how you want listeners to feel when they hear the song, and what would you like your audience to take from the single?

I really wanted to make something classic, nostalgic and dreamy that took listeners to another place – maybe to one of their favourite places or to a fond moment in time.

That feeling of missing a loved one is really hitting a lot of people hard right now and makes the single really topical. Did coronavirus affect your release schedule at all?

Yeah it’s interesting because the song felt just as relevant while working on the release as it did when I was writing it, and I felt like I could really relate to what a lot of people have been going through. I think I was waiting to release this one so that I could create a music video to release it with. And then coronavirus happened and I was just waiting to see what was going to happen. It did come right in the middle of everything/ shift my release schedule but in the end we made a cool home-style lyric video and I’m really happy with how it all worked out.

How have you been keeping sane during iso?

I have kind of been taking it day by day. Journaling and writing a goals list has helped me, as well as making sure I have some form of creative outlet and exercise to do! I’m enjoying the slower pace but I know there are others that have been majorly affected by this event and my heart goes out to every one of them.

What’s next for you?

More music! I’m really excited for you to hear what I’ve been working on.

‘I Need You’ is available now on major streaming services, with the lyric video available on YouTube. Follow Bianca on her socials @biancapower and fb.com/biancapowermusic.

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