Making noise out of Detroit, MI, Holly Bernt Band showcases innovative music that reflects
heavily on the nostalgic memories and life experiences of singer/songwriter Holly Bernt. Refreshing roots-rock to the core, Holly Bernt Band refuses to be pigeonholed by the habits of formality. The trio is always laying down tight grooves and through their inspiring lyricism they demonstrate how resilience is more relatable than we think.
“Take A Look At Me Now” is a motivational and empowering track about pulling yourself out of a dark place. We all go through times when we can’t seem to find our groove and Holly gets that. She writes music that her listeners can relate to. This song resonates with me because of the emotional delivery of every word. It’s harmonically rich and authentically human. Together, Holly Bernt Band’s chemistry come flowing through the speakers. Their sound is finely-calibrated beyond their years and boasts elements of classic roots and blues with a contemporary rock flare. We love what they bring to the table and we can’t wait to see what they deliver next!
Check out “Take A Look At Me Now” here and read more below in our exclusive interview!
Welcome to BuzzMusic Holly Bernt Band! Can you tell us more about your upbringing into music? How did you get started?
I can't remember not playing/writing music. I don't remember writing my first songs but my family still sings them to me as a joke ( one had something to do with me thinking that Christianity and being a vegetarian were the same thing). I started performing in church as a kid and then as an adult I started going to open mics where I met a great group of musicians. We were all able to grow together and start getting gigs at bars, festivals and venues.
How do you feed your passion for music everyday?
I don't feed it everyday.. which can be an issue... it gets hungry and follows me around like a dark shadow until I feed it.
Your song “Take A Look At Me Now” is amazing! We love the lyrical metaphors and melody. What inspired this song?
This song was inspired first off by wanting to write something that had an upbeat melody. The lyrics are about being okay with your dark side (we all have one) and the tough moments in life. Also the idea that if you let your anxiety in instead of pushing it away it will go away instead of putting you in a bad place.
What’s your favorite part of the song, lyrically or sonically?
I couldn't say which part of a song I like because it depends on the song. I do however, prefer writing lyrics because there are so many "aha" moments and things that you learn about yourself when you write.
What’s next for Holly Bernt Band?
We are working on our second album, playing shows around LA and looking forward to a West Coast tour later this year.
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