Winten is the moniker of Naarm/Melbourne-based musician and visual artist Bridgette Winten. Writing mostly at night, in her bedroom, Winten’s songs are an introspective collection of tenderness and triumph; gently reflecting on themes ranging from alienation to intimacy, romantic and familial heartbreak, growing pains, insecurity and acceptance, all the while acknowledging and loving an ever-present inner child.
Released on August 18, 2023, her debut album 'Waving To My Girl' is an offering of masterful storytelling coupled with delicate-yet-sprawling instrumentation. Sparkling, guitar-led opener ‘Anything You Like’ contemplates the difficulty of saying goodbye to a love that cannot survive despite the intimacy that engulfs it, while the driving pulse of ‘Waving To My Girl’ and unravelling jam of ‘Freckled Like an Orchid’ confront the idea of life and death becoming interchangeable entities. The strikingly vulnerable ‘Holidays’ studies the aftermath of self-betrayal caused by emotional holding patterns, and ethereal strings on ‘Maybe Baby’ and ‘Showreel’ ruminate on supporting a loved one unwilling to accept help.