Melbourne, Australia-based retro rock and pop artist IvanBeecroft released in March 2017 the first single off his upcoming album, titled “Believe”. Straddling the line between hope and despair, Beecroft takes on relationships during difficult times, a bittersweet topic, to say the least. It’s a bit of a trip down memory lane for anyone who loved 1990s alternative rock.
Beecroft—who took on drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, and vocals in this number—says that he is heavily influenced by the appalling work conditions he himself had to face during his days as a steel worker. Witness to an incident in which a co-worker’s hand got caught in machinery, Beecroft explains that his social conscience inspires his empathy for displaced or disadvantaged people.
Music has been a source of solace for him, and from the looks of it, it could become the source of solace for listeners, as well. The passion in his voice is attention-grabbing, as is the ultimate optimism of his message, delivered in the form of poetic lyrics.
The radio-friendly, piano-driven “Believe” is complex yet digestible, making it accessible to many while at the same time, intriguing for music lovers. The message is universal and timeless, delivered in Beecroft’s distinctive baritone voice. There is a lot to listen for: the classic-tinged piano, the energetic guitars, the keyboard accents, and the steady support of ever-present drums—all works together towards a final outbreak of energy that leaves listeners tingling and wanting more.