Hailing from rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Don Barclay relocated in 2018 to Kent in order to concentrate on music and performing. Just a stone’s throw away from the big smoke, the self taught musician started learning the tricks of his trade at the age of 10. With a self-expressed ‘heart on your sleeve’ approach, Don’s influenced by the likes of Ben Howard, Alt J and James Gillespie.
Stronger follows Don’s December release Paper Kites, and is littered with singable melodies over subdued reverberated guitar. It’s this brand of singer-songwriter charm that has seen Don Barclay hit way over 50,000 streams on Spotify.Havi
Discussing the release, Don Barclay explains:
Stronger is about two people coming together in difficult times and sparking a passion for each other. It speaks of memories ingrained in us from childhood and moving forward in a strong and positive way and using any pain felt from the past as fuel to move on. Another concept is – ‘burn yesterday and bring tomorrow home’- One of the lyrics from the song. I once had a dream where my father and I spoke about life then he simply said ‘Now I gotta go’. He passed when I was 17 and I use this in the song lyrics. The song is about hope, passion and strength to be the best version of yourself. Ultimately – ‘Love’ .