Bevan is a producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist from Brighton, whose new single just premiered on BBC Radio 1Xtra. He admits it is his “most personal track to come out yet.”
Complete with a candid narrative and funking good instrumental, ‘I Want You‘ is one to keep on loop. Its lyrics form a conflicting internal monologue, demonstrating the process and feelings of moving on from wanting someone. Bevan goes from believing he won’t find anyone better, to singing: “She ask me back, I say N.O. / I’m moving on, that’s my M.O.” The track is both witty and pensive, which is a very date-able combination.
Other than Bevan’s emotional situation, the track was also influenced by the neo soul he’d been studying at the time, and Parcels‘ self-titled LP. It is the follow up to ‘P.T.L. (Ft. Holly Moore)‘,and successfully blends elements of funk, house and indie pop. There is a reason why he repeatedly receives props from the likes of Jamz Supernova and BBC Introducing.
Crafted in the choppy wake of a breakup, ‘I Want You‘ is a product of pain and perseverance. Much like his own personal reaction, the first verse features solemn yearning. But paired with an uplifting groove, and a bass ripped right out of ’80s disco, the track develops into a joyous expression of making peace with a past relationship.
If you attended his sold out show in London, or are new to Bevan’s brilliance, then stream ‘I Want You‘ everywhere now.
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Written by: James Wijesinghe