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Apart

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Format:
12" Vinyl
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Pre-Release
Release Date:
01-11-2019
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Barcode:
4260075861760
Packaging:
Gate Fold Vinyl
Catalog Number:
JHR176
Apart
Apart

Description

Apart' is less folk inspired than the artist's first album, with many tracks finding their roots in a darker soul aesthetic, born of Bergman's heartfelt and often melancholic lyrics. "This album was about honing and tuning my sound", the singer recalls. "I wanted to unite the retro and modern, the arty and the approachable." Lush and sophisticated strings arrangements by English jazz-fusion musician Ben Barritt feature heavily on the record. Barritt further contributes some stunningly epic electric guitar solos. 'Apart' is an album of separation and redefinition, of entering darkness to find the light. It's about a difficult, yet positive choice made by the artist to set herself 'apart' from her culture, country and personal relationships and gain redefining perspective. "I hope this record inspires others to have the courage to let go of destructive patterns or relationships and stand apart - strong and full of self-love." The titular track opens with a haunting Hammond organ, harmonic dissonance and a heavy guitar riff, before Bergman's luscious and emotionally charged vocals take over. In the upbeat single, "Hold Your Heart," the artist uses rhythmic vocal percussion to initiate a quirky, bouncing disco funk. "Only Numbers" is a languorous and dreamlike alternative pop track that takes a critical look at the digital addiction of our times. It illustrates Bergman's penchant for refined vocal techniques and experimental arrangements, in a similar vein to French singer, Camille. "The Semi-Professional Clown" recalls Bergman's past as a barbershop quartet singer. Completely self-arranged, and instrumented with her own voice, the track asks the question, what does authenticity mean for art?

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Apart
  3. Antananarivo
  4. Hold Your Heart
  5. Only Numbers
  6. Mr Right
  7. Home Alone
  8. Follow You
  9. Too Many Faces
  10. Seconds
  11. Mirror Girl
  12. Toxic Equations
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