I was busy at the end of last month and I missed the release date of this album out on (almost) local label Bughead Records. However, the festival Beseba u Bigbítu came and I had a chance to meet Barbora in person and that led me indirectly to check out the release after the festival. I loved it. This album is a beautiful collection of indie folk songs with Barbora’s stunning vocals. Definitely, a Czech artist that should be on your indie radar watchlist. Go and grab a tape and listen to it.
Everything that Bughead Records releases are worth checking out and you will be hearing about this label more in the future as we are cooking up together something.
I have written to Barbora and asked her our 3 questions:
What inspired you to start making music and what keeps you making music?
I cannot really recall when I “wrote” my first song. It must have been when I was like 15 or 16 years old. Back then it was CocoRosie and Tiger Lillies who inspired me. It was some silly 3 chord song about flies and cake and stuff. Since then I have tried some other media to express my thoughts but music seems like the most honest one for me.
Now I am a bit addicted to the guitar. But I must admit that having a few people who appreciate my music and listen to it is a big part of the reason why I keep on making it. I believe we all need some kind of validation in what we do and this is it so thank you.
What was the most challenging thing in your music (artistic) path?
I guess to accept myself and my abilities. It is still quite challenging to listen to my voice when I am working on a song. Live video or IG stories of performance are the worst for me. I feel like quite an imposter so it is hard to be satisfied with myself. But I am definitely slowly getting there.
What would you dream to do if anything was possible?
I think I would love to meet some of my favorite artists such as Adrianne Lenker, James Blake, Chelsea Wolfe, Eartheater, and so on. But I am sure I wouldn’t say a word so maybe we could just watch a movie together, eat popcorn and be cool.