Harkness shares new single, “Sugar Bitch”

Sugar Bitch

Harkness offers gorgeous melodies with tales of struggled love in “Sugar Bitch”

Toronto, ON-based rocker Harkness is out with his sultry and sweet alternative anthem, “Sugar Bitch.”

Harkness’ agility to write a beautiful song while simultaneously casting a net of sobering lyrics sets the artist apart in his fantastical foray into songwriting. In “Sugar Bitch”, he juxtaposes a track slung together of gorgeous melodies while regaling the tale of struggling with love.

“Usually when I write a song it comes straight from my own personal experience, be it from my romantic relationships or my general inner world exploration,” reveals Harkness, adding: “‘Sugar Bitch’ was very different in that regard as it was inspired by my observations of what appeared to be a very painful situation that a friend of mine was going through with her ‘lover.’”

The result is enchanting and whimsical, utilizing a variety of sounds like only Harkness can deliver.

“‘Sugar Bitch’ was also one of the earliest songs I recorded when I was just learning the studio gear and experimenting with various recording techniques,” he says. “One interesting thing I did that creates the song’s signature sound is, instead of strumming the rhythm guitar part as you normally would, I recorded one string at a time and layered many tracks to create much more sheen to the sound.”

“I promise not to tell no one if you’ll come ‘round again, you may not love me but I’m free to pretend,” he haunts on the lyrics.

“Sugar Bitch” was written and produced by Harkness at Anonymous Studios, Toronto for WINDCHILD Records with additional percussion by Lorne Grossman, additional guitar by Rich Pell, Natalie Kemerer and Ed Roman on acoustic bass, Alexandra McMaster on cello with Dave Dunlop and Gord Myers on trumpet and trombone, respectively.

Listen to “Sugar Bitch” below, and stay up to date with Harkness via his socials.

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