Hackney-born artist Bertie Newman is starting off the new year with a powerful and evocative indie-pop song, “I Will.” The song is a reflection of the subtle changes that Newman has gone through, both in terms of his mental state and his past perceptions. The song is a powerful reminder of how change, even when it comes in the form of depression and anxiety, can be a force for growth and progress.
Newman’s songwriting is a delicate composition of scaling guitar notes, atmospheric reverb, and his own serene pop vocals. He artfully incorporates naturalistic imagery, such as “morning sun” and “cold and darkened sky,” to portray the subtle mood shifts that make this song such an engaging listen. The song captures the highs and lows of change in just three minutes, contrasting quieter moments of tranquility with a rousing, upbeat chorus in which the artist repeatedly asserts, “And oh I will, Oh I will I will I will I will.”
“I Will” is the perfect song for opening yourself up to the possibilities of the new year. It is a reminder that change, no matter how difficult it may seem, can ultimately lead to growth and progress. So, if you’re feeling stuck in a rut or need a little inspiration to kick off the new year, give “I Will” a listen. You might just find the motivation you need to move forward and make the most of the new year.