Bernhoft - The Drake
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    • Fri Mar 15th @ 7:00PM
    • Drake Underground
    • 19+

    Jarle Bernhoft has a new album coming out in 2023, a fact that surprises the man himself.  The Norwegian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist intended to have a break from recording this year. Now, he finds himself reaching back out to the world with new music and a new outlook, propelling himself back to a global stage with a renewed ambition.

    You may have first come across a young Jarle as lead singer of rock power quartet Span. He lived in North London where he enjoyed critical acclaim and a cult following. After they disbanded in 2005, he went solo, and soul, as Bernhoft.  He employed live looping techniques, using a loop pedal to layer his vocals and instrumental parts, creating intricate and dynamic arrangements. The single "C'mon Talk," became a viral sensation showcasing this, earning Bernhoft millions of views on YouTube and introducing him to a global audience. This culminated in the international success of ‘Islander’ (2014), an album that explored themes of identity and self-discovery, blending elements of folk, pop, and R&B. 

    The album received critical acclaim and further solidified Bernhoft's reputation as a musical innovator.  He became the first non-American to be nominated for the Best R&B Album Grammy.