Today, the LA Times premiered Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, Stacy Barthe’s “Here I Am” music video.
Barthe recently released her debut album under Motown Records, BEcoming, which features incredible appearances from Oscar winners, Common and John Legend (who also executive produced the album) has received great reviews from NPR, Billboard, and more.
“At 17 songs, ‘BEcoming’ is weighed down by the sheer heft of its subject matter, but when taken as a whole, it feels like a powerful and necessary purge.”
Billboard called the album:
“a powerful, raw narrative about the joys and pains of life, tracing Barthe’s own struggles with body image, attempted suicide and hard-won self-love.”
Despite penning pop hits for Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and Katy Perry, the single “Here I Am” is a somber message that is brought to live with powerful acoustic instrumentals and Stacy’s soothing voice.
Gerrick Kennedy of the LA Times said:
“Directed by Ryan J. Francis, the black-and-white visual weaves together clips of Barthe singing a live acoustic take of the introspective number while dealing with her struggles with alcoholism, an issue about which she’s been vocal.”
Check out the visual below:
A special interview with Stacy via SFPL coming soon.
‘BEcoming’ is available on iTunes now.