Teasing his upcoming debut record The Carousel which will be out January 18th, 2024, Blacstrom dropped his debut single The Journey on the 11th of November 2023 featuring Bart Tropher on vocals. Teaming up with session musicians Fransisco Paz (drums/percussions), Luca Giannotti (guitar/bass), and Kimberly Faith (harmonies), Backstrom takes us on a special folky journey. Let me tell you more about it. 

Backstrom announces his melodic sound and deep country roots right from the intro of The Journey, promising a catchy engaging experience. Bart Topher’s warm vocals go smoothly and with perfect layering with Backstrom‘s emotional arpeggios and slide guitars, creating a chill mood with a mellow flow that softly carries the listeners throughout The Journey’s twists and turns as it moves forward with bright melodies towards a bigger, more open sound. The electric guitar licks added an extra texture to The Journey’s warm sound, as its spacious structure allowed the introduction of different elements and grooves and be heard and fully digested by the listeners, keeping them hooked and entertained by its streaming flow.

The Journey is a solid and tightly connected tune by Backstrom, showing his pure influences and musicianship in the way he steered those influences toward his desired sound, using his own flow and arrangements to create a uniquely modern sound with authentic vibes. Looking forward to more from Backstrom, keep on rocking. Cheers!