Bern Kelly to release “Adelaide” – the fifth installment in monthly single series

Nashville songwriter Bern Kelly is set to release a new single “Adelaide” (January 29th via Underpass Records). This release is the fifth in a series of monthly pulp/noir inspired singles and first of 2021 following 2020’s releases: “Tina Walks into the Hardware Store,” “5 to 10,” “It’s 1988,” and “Arcadia.” This series of singles is also the first new music from Kelly since 2017’s acclaimed full-length album: Lost Films (“Instant Classic…9/10,” Glide Magazine).

The songs were written and produced by Kelly over the past year and feature Ben Dumas (The Wild Feathers) on drums and Travis Vance (Thomas Rhett) on bass. Each release is accompanied by pulp artwork designed by filmmaker and designer Jordan Noel (This World Alone).

“This collection finds characters toeing the line of right and wrong in the back alleys of their own lives” says Kelly. These narratives play out as short stories and include some questionable deeds both tangible and impalpable. “Adelaide” is a story of self-destruction. It can sometimes be a battle fought on many fronts and one that never has a clear winner.”

Eight total singles will release monthly on all digital outlets through April 2021, with a ninth song available on the complete collection available as an album in May ’21.


Written, Performed, Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by:
Bern Kelly

Drum Set:
Ben Dumas

Bass Guitar:
Travis Vance

Patrick Damphier

Jordan Noel

Michael Butcher

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