New Music: Bessie Turner

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Hailing from Suffolk in England is songwriter and artist Bessie Turner. This rising young starlet creates a style of sound that fuses the rawness and grit of indie-rock with the pensiveness of dreamy pop, as is the case with her new single ‘It Was Nothing’.

“I wrote the seed of ‘It Was Nothing’ years ago now. It’s about the loss of friendships and me trying to find peace and reason in a situation. I’m always the most sorry person in the room and take responsibility for things even if they’re not mine to carry, like if someone ran me over I would apologise for touching their car. I still haven’t found complete peace but at least I’ve made a little ditty. De nada, de rien, don’t worry about it, it’s kind of ironic and sarcastic I guess because I really, really care. The song is full of high and low energy and I wanted it to feel like a burst of emotion. The ending is a kind of sarky feel good end of play – it’s my favourite part of the song.” 

With a refreshingly honest and authentic approach towards music-making, Turner has already picked up early praise from the likes of Clash Magazine and The Line of Best Fit, as well as airplay on several BBC radio stations.

Turner will perform some live shows this summer – including the Latitude, Standon Calling and Victorious festivals.

Bessie Turner

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