Closing out a remarkably prolific year of releases, Bombay-based musician and songwriter David Britto, under the moniker Arrows, unveils the enchanting acoustic ballad "Southern Belle". Crafted in July 2023, this poignant track serves as the catalyst that shattered Britto's writer's block, inspired by a profound quote on self-love. "Southern Belle" is a heartfelt ode to seeking solace in human connections and a reminder for listeners to be gentle with themselves during adversity.
Arrows, known for his collaborative spirit, enlists producer Brent Tauro, who not only contributes his expertise but also delivers a beautiful piano arrangement and an emotional solo. Rinaldo D’Souza, Arrows' former bandmate, lends his velvety vocals, seamlessly blending with Tauro's piano and Siddharth Basrur’s delicate acoustic guitar strumming. Britto expresses his gratitude, presenting "Southern Belle" as a postcard of love and care to round off the year. The song showcases Arrows' unwavering commitment to creating immersive sonic landscapes.
Arrows talks on his release, “I present to you 'Southern Belle,' the song that broke my writer’s block and one that is made with immense love, care and gratefulness. I hope you enjoy this late end-of-year postcard. Working with Rinaldo once again after a number of years was so nice and he did justice to the song. As for Brent, I’ve always wanted him to produce one of my songs, and I’m glad that this one worked out, he shines throughout with his piano parts across the track.”