Queen of pestilence
Not quite like the other girls
I belong to my own world
BARA HARI is the solo project of multidisciplinary artist Sam Franco. “Tempest,” the first video and single from her forthcoming full-length album, Lesser Gods, confronts the internal and external struggles of feeling at odds with individuals once considered to be friends. Blurring the lines between myth and trauma, fantasy and reality, Franco builds a shadowy space from which to explore pain, beauty, and drama with this intense performance. Visually inspired by fantasy and vaudeville, the single is a cinematic portrait of identity, reconciliation, and a determination to push forward when people fade from our lives.
Bara Hari’s eclectic inspirations span the gamut of dark pop, synth-pop, industrial pop, electro-pop, darkwave, and goth. Bara Hari is an amalgamation of 1910s vamps Theda Bara and Mata Hari, stars of stage and screen…and in Hari’s case, WW1 espionage.