”A genuine soul treasure…with a rhythmic imagination more beholden to the maverick genius of Sly Stone’ – Andy Gill, The Independent
‘Conjuring the raw sound of Richie Havens and Sly Stone with the spirit of Mayer Hawthorne and Sharon Jones’ – LA Times
‘One to immerse your self in…Deserves to cross over to success in the rest of the world’ – David Smyth,
‘Album of the year, so far in 2014 and its gonna take a heck of a lot to beat it in the next few months. It makes the fast forward/skip button on my CD player just about obsolete ‘– Simon Redley, Blues and Soul Magazine
- Follow up to the Radio 2 B-Listed ‘Come Around,’
- Rolling Stone, ‘10 Artists You Need to Know’
- Best Artist and Male Artist of the Year at Norway’s GRAMMYs
- As seen on ITV’s Weekend Show, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch and BBC’s – —Glastonbury Plus coming soon – BBC Breakfast
- Huge success including appearances on Ellen and Conan
- Album also released on state-of-the-art ‘Islander App’ – As seen in The Guardian, Shortlist, Mail on Sunday and Music Week and more.
- Over 7 million YouTube views!
Bernhoft announces his new single, ‘Freedom’ – the follow up to his BBC Radio 2 B-Listed single, ‘Come Around’ and taken from his critically acclaimed album ‘Islander’ [Abbey Records].
Whilst echoing legends like Steely Dan and Sly Stone, Bernhoft still manages to create a very modern soul sound thanks to added electronic textures, cool beats and electric guitars, all under his anthemic cry of ‘Freedom.’
‘It’s about the need to break free from conventions,’ says the Norwegian star. ‘And the mechanisms that try to pigeonhole you into being a certain kind of human being.’ Bernhoft struggled to get the song to a place where he was completely happy with it, re-recording and re-mixing numerous times until he felt it was finally right. ‘The birth of the song was hard in every conceivable way,’ admits Bernhoft. ‘But as a result it’s become one of my favourites on the album. I’m very proud of it.’
Bernhoft’s career continues to go from strength to strength, with his recent album ‘Islander’ winning acclaim across the globe. Not only was it heralded musically, everywhere from Rolling Stone and the LA Times to The Independent and Blues & Soul, it’s groundbreaking accompanying HD music app has also been tipped as the future of album releases. Praised by tech and music lovers alike, it’s already been featured across The Mail on Sunday, Music Week, Shortlist and The Guardian, who included it as one of their top essential new apps.