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Berhana Releases Minimalistic, Emotional I Been Featuring Crush

Berhana Releases Minimalistic, Emotional "I Been" Featuring Crush

The Atlanta Singer-Songwriter's Debut LP 'HAN' Out October 18th via EQT Recordings 

Listen to "I Been" HERE

"steadily making a name for himself as an artist with a disregard for genre boundaries" – COMPLEX 

"soul-infused trip, combining the heart of Frank Ocean's lyrics with the echoey, psychedelic sound of Tame Impala" – Billboard

"funky...electro-soaked '80s a la Madonna, Prince and Bowie" – NPR Musi

"tightly weaved, layered" – FADER 

"whatever Berhana is cooking up is sure to be a goodie" – HotNewHipHop

 

(New York, NY): Today, Berhana releases minimalistic new song "I Been." The downbeat, sparse ode to love is the latest single off his forthcoming debut LP 'HAN' out October 18th via EQT Recordings and features South Korean R&B and Hip Hop singer, Crush. “Tell me what you’re feeling," Berhana sings over the consistent, slow drone of electric keys, beckoning the listener to meditate on just how hard it can be to be emotionally direct.

Read more via Okayplayer: https://www.okayplayer.com/music/berhana-i-been-song-listen-han.html

"I Been" follows second single "Lucky Strike," which Billboard calls "a soul-infused trip, combining the heart of Frank Ocean's lyrics with the echoey, psychedelic sound of Tame Impala" and lead single “Health Food,” described by Complex as a swirl of "psychedelia, disco, and funk influences.” Its accompanying music video calls to mind the likes of David Lynch and pulls from Berhana’s background as a film student at The New School.

 

Listen/ share "Lucky Strike" here: 

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8529441/berhana-lucky-strike

 

Listen/ share "Health Food" here: 

https://www.complex.com/music/2019/08/premiere-berhana-health-food

 

HAN – out on October 18th via EQT recordings – is a psychedelic collage of R&B tracks peppered with an electronic flourish. A promising collection of songs from a rising talent that’s moved relatively under-the-radar, Berhana’s debut is a soulful dance fantasia filled with fast-paced walls of sound and funktronic reflections of desire.

Pre-order link: http://smarturl.it/HANPreOrder

Accompanied by a four-piece band and playing his largest venues to date, Berhana's bi-coastal run of Fall tour dates will kick off November 27th in Atlanta. Full tour routing below.

'HAN' tracklisting:

1. HAN

2. Golden

3. *002

4. Drnuk

5. I Been

6. *003

7. Lucky Strike

8. *004

9. Health Food

10. G2g

11. California

12. Flasbhack

13. *005

14. I Wasn’t Told

 

U.S. Fall Tour Dates:

Wednesday, November 27 — Terminal West — Atlanta, Georgia

Saturday, November 30 — U Street Music Hall — Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, December 3 — Elsewhere — Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, December 5 — Reggies Rock Club — Chicago, IL

Friday, December 6 — Velvet Underground — Toronto, ON

Tuesday, December 10 — Great American Music Hall — San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, December 11 — El Rey Theatre — Los Angeles, CA

 

More on Berhana:

Berhana has been making waves since dropping his self-titled debut EP in 2016. The Atlanta-born musician has received endorsements for “breezy, soulful” (HYPEBEAST) and smartly-written songs that have gotten the attention of the likes of Janet Hubert and Donald Glover. His song “Grey Luh” was featured on Glover’s show Atlanta. berhana has played Pitchfork Festival, with his unique live blend of funkadelia garnering comparisons to Miguel, Frank Ocean, Tame Impala, and Anderson Paak. Set to make a huge splash for R&B and funk fans alike, berhana has truly proven himself “one to watch” (Variance).