Friday, July 12, 2013

Terri Nunn & Berlin returns

This should be an intriguing album and wow, what a photo...

Berlin, the veteran synth pop band still fronted by original member Terri Nunn, has announced the release of their seventh studio album, Animal, set for release on Sept. 17 via Something-Music/INgrooves Fontana.

Animal is the result of Nunn’s take on electronic music, and the feeling that Berlin could make a unique statement in the EDM [electronic dance music] milieu.

“It’s still my favorite medium. I’ve loved it since I met John [Crawford, original Berlin bassist) in 1979, when he wanted to bring electronic music to America, because it wasn’t here yet,” she recalls.

The first single, “It’s the Way,” is a ballad c
o-written with and produced by Bryan Todd - one  very personal to Nunn. “It’s about my fear of connection; of saying how I feel to my partner. I haven’t been very good at that in my life. It scares me. What I learn as I get older is that it’s not about money or ‘making it.' It’s about connection; that’s where the real joy, passion and bliss comes from. I’ve been afraid to tell the truth, afraid to trust someone. But I know it’s the only way to bliss.”

Enter John King, half of award-winning producers The Dust Brothers (Beastie Boys, Rolling Stones, Beck). When Nunn and King began writing, “[It] felt like the beginning of the album to me,” she explains, “working with John, his sound was exactly what I was looking for.” 

Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow) introduced Nunn to a young writer named Derek Cannavo. “I lost my mind!” recalls Nunn of Cannavo’s work. “We did seven songs, we went crazy. It was so intense… the writing was done so intimately and so fast, great music collaborations are intimate, creative and intense and hard and wonderful and exciting; everything a love relationship is.” 

Carlton Bost, Berlin’s guitarist (Orgy, Deadsy) also produced four tracks and on the album.
Best known for the hits "Sex (I'm A...)," “Take My Breath Away,” "The Metro" and others, the band has received two gold and one platinum awards. Currently, Nunn also hosts the radio show "Unbound with Terri Nunn" on 88.5 FM KCSN Los Angeles with co-host Wendy Liebman. During the show, the two provide their listening audience with a Saturday night soundscape of great music, interviews and Nunn’s personal take on a wide variety of lively topics.

A major fall tour will be announced shortly. Joining
Nunn on the road will be guitarist Bost, keyboardist Dave Schulz and drummer Chris Olivas.

Tour Dates

July 25 California Mid-State Paso Robles, CA
July 26 Santa Cruz Beach Santa Cruz, CA
July 31 City of Beaumont Beaumont, CA
August 24 Thunder Valley Lincoln, CA
August 30 Wild Horse Pass Chandler, AZ
September 2 LA County Fair Pomona, CA
September 14 AVI Resort & Casino Laughlin, NV
September 21 The Pond Anaheim, CA
September 28 South Carolina Pride! Festival Colombia, SC

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