Listen to Aisha Badru’s ‘Bridges’ from The Originals — devastatingly sad and lovely

Listen to Aisha Badru’s ‘Bridges‘ from The Originals

The stunningly beautiful Aisha Badru song ‘Bridges’ was one of the tracks featured on The Originals this week (Season 5, Episode 8, “The Kindness of Strangers“). It was heard as Klaus read Hope’s letters, Elijah puts on one of his old suits and as he goes to the lake to see Hayley’s grave marker.

Badru’s ‘Bridges‘ is from her debut album Pendulum, which was released earlier this year. The song is devastatingly sad, not just because of the lyrics and music, but because Badru’s voice is so touching and melancholy.

New York-based singer songwriter Badru says about the songs on her new album:

“I’ve spent many days wondering why unfortunate things happen. Wondering why things didn’t work out, why I deserved a broken heart, or why the world is the way it is. Every song on my album points to an underlying gift in the painful experiences I’ve endured.

Without the hardships, I’d lack the lessons I’ve gained that have cultivated who I am today. I hope Pendulum opens a window that allows my listeners to see how the dark and light aspects of life form a marriage that serves as a catalyst that initiates tremendous growth.”

Listen to Aisha Badru’s ‘Bridges’ in the official music video for the song below to see what she means, along with the whole album it comes from in the Spotify widget below that.

There is also a gorgeous live version of the ‘Bridges‘ Badru recorded just with a microphone, sitting in a bedroom. And it is the loveliest thing.

As for Badru’s album Pendulum, don’t miss the instrumental version of ‘Bridges‘ either. It is just as beautiful.

If you would like to see Aisha Badru perform live, her next concert is in New York at the Mercury Lounge on July 14th.

You will find more gorgeous music from The Originals here.

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.

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