GRAMMY-NOMINATED ARTIST BERNHOFT’S THE MORNING COMES EP OUT NOW ON BIG PICNIC RECORDS
“Conjuring the raw sound of Richie Havens and Sly Stone with the spirit of Mayer Hawthorne and Sharon Jones, Bernhoft is so obviously a star that it feels only a matter of time before he breaks stateside.”￼–Los Angeles Times
“…captures echoes of Stevie Wonder and Sly Stone, but Bernhoft transforms these sounds into something fresh.” –NPR
The Morning Comes, the new EP from Norwegian artist Bernhoft, is out now. Next2Shine calls the music “Inspiring” while East of 8th furthers, “Poignantly thoughtful lyrics and gorgeous production abound on this little gem, and provide the perfect backdrop for Bernhoft’s soul-steeped powerhouse of a voice. The Morning Comes is a winner, and leaves us wanting more.”
The Morning Comes follows the Stop/Shut Up/ Shout It Out EP released last year as well as Bernhoft’s 2014 Grammy-nominated album Islander.
The new EP was produced by fellow Norwegian musicians Eivind Helgerød and Nicolay Tangen-Svennæs, and explores the intersection between the electronic and organic. Of the new songs, Bernhoft reflects, “All the lyrics on the EP are characterized by profound doubts and ambivalences, about my own position, privileges, attitudes and choices. My worldview, at least the western world, and perception of humanity as such, is shaken. I’ve been an optimist that we are moving towards greater tolerance and coolness in general, but then outright racism becomes very apparent, even becoming mainstream politics. When that stuff shows itself in violent ways, it’s tricky to keep the optimism. My attempt at defining what I’m doing has been contributing, through my music—but also how I look—to tear down some walls and build some bridges between people. I’ve wanted to make superficiality less important. I feel I’ve been unspeakably naive though, and these songs tell the story of my coming of age. At least a bit.”
Bernhoft is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist and composer Jarle Bernhoft. Bernhoft has become known for his intricate and complex live performances.
For more information, please contact Cami Opere or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.
STOP/SHUTUP/SHOUT IT OUT TRACK LISTING
1. The Morning Comes
2. We Have a Dream
4. You Belong
5. Little Ghost