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Ian Bareham Afraid To Bleed


Acoustic guitar and breathy vocals present a uniquely evocative sound, as UK indie folk artist Ian Bareham bravely explores the complex ache and weight of grief.

Noting clearly impassionate vocals both gentle and intense at their vulnerable peak, Afraid To Bleed follows mellow and intimate verses, through to a musically brighter folk-pop hook – a moment at which this reflective journey reaches its memorable crescendo.

The second verse in particular connects for its defiant imagery and sentiments that are incredibly relatable and heart-breaking as they openly reminisce.

Creatively timeless for its purity and realism, Afraid To Bleed showcases the talent and work ethic of Ian Bareham following a string of significant successes within the UK music scene. At the same time, however, the song also proves indicative of an artist undeterred by industry expectation, and instead consistently driven by the deeply human contemplations and struggles at the heart of only the most impactful music.

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Rebecca Cullen

Founder & Editor

Founder, Editor, Musician & MA Songwriter

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