London based pop duo Berne return with their fourth offering, the thought-provoking climate change single ‘Heat’, alongside their debut EP - ‘Stay’. The EP follows on from the band’s previously released single also named ‘Stay’, a similarly themed eco-friendly anthem, typical of Berne’s ethos so far, accompanied by a detailed stop-motion video. ‘Heat’ is a beautiful tribute song littered with delicate chimes, undulating synths and whispery, eerie vocals, all dedicated to a very worthy cause. Comprising of three previously-released singles, one brand new track and a bonus track, the acoustic version of Berne’s first single ‘Oceans’. ‘Stay’ intimately and creatively explores important global themes such as the climate emergency, the refugee crisis, and animal rights.
Berne expertly combine a distinct mix of abstract and often cerebral lyricism with emotive, vivid imagery, haunting harmonies and dark melodies. The result is an incredibly distinct sonic atmosphere, underpinned by a tenor of unity and collective responsibility towards the planet.
“Our debut EP is a reflection of what keeps us up at night. It comes at a time when humans need to work together towards common goals more than ever. We really believe that small changes will collectively make a big impact and that is the common thread in all the songs.” - Berne.