Bernardine Releases A Personal Pop Single With "22"
A beautiful and bright new single from Bernardine just dropped and it's a freeing and radio friendly pop song that feels like a sunset on the beach.
"22" is full of colorful sounds and a warming atmosphere to go along with the artists already alluring vocals flowing throughout the song's dance undertone theme.
The single is quite a commercially viable track as you find yourself singing along while key drops and guitars keep you afloat with the song and you feel the groove deepening.
The song has a personal background and shines with an indie-pop sensibility as hooks hit non stop and the song gained its own shade of orange and purples.
THis isn;t Bernardine's first rodeo either. With releases dating back to 2014 you can really hear the evolution of her styles.
You can hear a more Americana tonality with her older material but still amazingly good and engulfing.
Bernardine's got soul and it shines with her music no matter what the genre.
She loves her craft and is in her zone when singing. If she had any walls up before, they come down when she is performing or writing I'm sure.
"22" has a feel that contends with the heavy hitters of pop and I think she is going to really impress with whatever she releases next.
The accompanying video for "22" is outstanding and sticks to that sunset beach vibe with a number of amazingly professional feeling shots going right along with the song's aesthetic damn well.
As Bernardine's music matures and changes, her heart always remains in it and this is part of what makes it so good.
With a great release like this, we wanted to sit down with Bernardine to talk shop.
TSWS: Okay so let's start with "22". This track has a soulful R&B feel to it and incorporates pop and more! Where did this track come from?
The sound for this track was inspired by wanting to evolve musically. Previously I’d been using all acoustic instruments and the sound I was creating was really folky, so by incorporating electric guitars and drums this was the sound that came about. It’s really where I want to be musically and I love it!
TSWS: The video for the track was beautifully done! Did it take you long to finish that?
It was a creative process between my filmmaker (Kutayden Films) and I. I expressed that I wanted a tropical, indie, beach vibe and he got my idea right away. Then it was just a matter of editing the video together so that the visuals really brought the lyrics to life. I loved working with him, it was a really fun process.
TSWS: I'm hearing several styles involved with this song. Who are some of your biggest musical influences? Who changed you?
I have always been inspired by electronic music artists including Cut Copy, Miami Horror and Kungs. I love how they have smooth grooves and beautiful melodies in their music and I really wanted to try to replicate that. I also was inspired by the beach, I really want people to feel warm when they listen to my songs. My producer Tim McArtney at Pale Blue Dot Recording Company brought so much to the table as well, he really brought the sound to life with his production and instrumental skills.
TSWS: How did this all start for you?
I started to write songs when I was a teenager but being very shy it wasn’t until my twenties that I bundled up the courage to release music. I made my first release in 2015 and it was a folk album, after taking some time to reflect I realised I wanted to make people that music can dance to and feel really good listening to.
TSWS: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
I am a full time high school teacher teaching music class including performing, music production, composition and history. I love my job so much! I also play video games on the Nintendo Switch and absolutely love walking.
TSWS: What's next for you as an artist?
I have a huge year ahead of me! I am going to release some more singles this year and also get involved in some exciting remix collaborations hopefully. I am taking it one day at a time and just following the traction of my content and listening to my fans.
TSWS: You have been releasing music on Spotify since 2014. What kind of advice would you give to up and coming artists trying to get heard?
My biggest piece of advice would be that you need to love your own sound. Because if you love your own sound you will not be afraid to push it onto your family, friends and fan base.
TSWS: Who are you listening to right now?
I am listening to a dance music playlist which has all my favourite dance music artists on it including Sigala, Calvin Harris, Tiesto, David Guetta, Kungs, Cut Copy, all the gang!
TSWS: Give us your favorite midnight snack ( it's a question of character)
Charcuterie, so any kind of ham, salami, turkey, prosciutto. I love my sliced meats.
TSWS: What kind of things inspire you to write?
My life inspires me to write. I have had an interesting life with many different phases and careers. In this chapter I am trying to write positive music about love, growth, the future and anything bright and shiny to give people positive vibes and hope.
TSWS: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Thanks so much for tuning in to my journey and music. I hope we can continue to connect, I have a lot to offer in 2021 and onward and I’m so excited for what’s to come!