BEST NEW INDIE POP: BERNACHE - YOUR NAME
If you miss classic Bjork, Bernache could help fill the void. The Canada native’s new song, “Your Name,” has the same clattering instrumentals juxtaposed with angelic vocals. Never heard of Bernache? Don’t worry, we haven’t listened to her before either. In fact, this is the singer/producer’s first release as a solo artist since being a member of the band, Man I Trust.
It takes courage to experiment like she does—these three minutes are delicate, sensitive, and stormy. An old school hip-hop beat drops in before lo-fi synthesizers rise up with scattered chimes. Her voice is light and slow, like a loud whisper: “Holding your body / Know that you won / Folding your poem.” She muses about a relationship that is so all-encompassing that it makes the world slow down—and she makes listeners slow down too.
BERNACHE - YOUR NAME
Bernache is just beginning her solo career and she’s already established a sound that makes us want to hear more. She’s made quick fans, but whether or not she’ll be able to keep up momentum following “Your Name” is a question has yet to be answered.