Bahari Bids A Fond Farewell To A Member And Will Enter 2019 As A Duo Also Check Out Photos From Their Performance At The Teragram Ballroom 10/18/18
LOS ANGELES, CA- The first time I saw Bahari perform was at KAABOO in 2016. I was impressed with this young trio’s synthpop sonics, and have been keeping an eye on them since. As luck would have it, they performed an opening set for Kid Bloom and Smoke Season at The Teragram Ballroom on October 18th. Little did I know, that would be the last time I would see them as a trio. In 2019, Bahari will be duo with Sidney Sartini deciding to step away from the mic and pursue personal endeavors.
Bahari has been releasing singles steadily throughout 2018, including admirable cover of Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth”. If their three original tracks (“Fucked Up”, “Savage” and most recently “Chasers”) are any indication, their new album feels like it’s going possess a smooth vibe throughout, focusing on sultry vocal delivery against adagio tempos crooning sentiments of love lost and broken.
Their performance at the Teragram was a solid one, and definitely showed quite the evolution from the first time I saw them perform live years ago. They’ve clearly matured as performers and delivered a performance that felt very “in-the-pocket”, as everything they sang, and the confidence they exhibited, came organically.
While I only have the three new tracks they released this year to go by (I seemed to have misplaced my notes from the show since it happened so long ago), I’m really interested to hear the rest of the tracks from their new album. If their recent performance is any indication, it should be a pretty chill, synthy ride.