“It’s 1988”

Bern Kelly to release “It’s 1988” – the third installment of monthly single series

Nashville songwriter Bern Kelly is set to release a new single “It’s 1988” (November 6th via Underpass Records). This release is the third in a series of monthly pulp/noir inspired singles following September’s “Tina Walks into the Hardware Store,” and October’s “5 to 10” 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. “It’s 1988” visits with the narrator stuck in the aftermath of a crime gone wrong, yet they find a sense of peace and safety within prison walls. These narratives play out as short stories and include some questionable deeds both tangible and impalpable.”

The singles are releasing monthly on all digital outlets and will run into 2021. Additional titles include: “Arcadia,” and “Adelaide.”


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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