2021 was the year of Ben Barnes! From the hugely successful role of the Darkling on Netflix’s Shadow and Bone, to the release of his first EP Songs For You. Barnes has shown his talents stretch from the screen into the realm of music and song writing.
During Christmas time, Barnes and the group stories collaborated to bring a new life to the classic holiday song “This Christmas.” stories is a popular band that has a constantly rotating cast of musicians and guest singers. The vibes of stories’ acoustic sound pairs perfectly with Barnes’ soulful voice. Much to the surprise of fans, the dynamic duo has joined forces again!
This time stories and Barnes covered a Daniel Caesar hit, featuring H.E.R, “Best Part.” This stripped down version shows off Barnes’ vocals beautifully. Barnes has a soft, soothing voice that gives listeners the ability to truly focus on the lyrics. In a world that is often so chaotic and fast paced, it is nice to have a reason to slow down and enjoy a quiet moment.
“Best Part” is just the latest in a growing list of Barnes’ journey into the world of music. With the release of Songs For You earlier this year, he has shown a talent of writing and performing that have fans extremely happy. I hope over the coming year this list of collaborations will continue to grow!
For those interested in checking out more of stories, I highly recommend going to check out their social media. Followers of Barnes’ Instagram will be accustomed to seeing some playful clips of the group performing together that he has posted lately. Let’s just say the covering of the original Spider-Man song is one to watch.
The “Best Part” collaboration is now available on Spotify! If you haven’t listened to Songs For You yet, here is our full review. Also if you are just a Ben Barnes fan in general, check out our article about all he has accomplished in his career so far. Make sure to follow Nerds and Beyond to continue to stay up to date!