“Adelaide”

Friday, January 29th, 2021

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.

Credits:

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

Drum Set:
Ben Dumas

Bass Guitar:
Travis Vance

Mastering:
Patrick Damphier

Artwork:
Jordan Noel

Photography
Michael Butcher

“Arcadia”

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Bern Kelly to release “Arcadia” – the fourth installment of monthly single series

Nashville songwriter Bern Kelly is set to release a new single “Arcadia” (December 1 via Underpass Records). This release is the fourth in a series of monthly pulp/noir inspired singles following September’s “Tina Walks into the Hardware Store,” October’s “5 to 10,” and November’s “It’s 1988.” 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. “Arcadia” takes a look at a couple trying to hold on to their “Arcadia” or personal “Shangri-La” as it becomes the only thing they have left.”

The singles are releasing monthly on all digital outlets and will run into 2021

Credits:

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

Drum Set:
Ben Dumas

Bass Guitar/Synth:
Travis Vance

Mastering:
Patrick Damphier

Artwork:
Jordan Noel

Photography:
Michael Butcher

“It’s 1988”

Friday, November 6th, 2020

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.”

Credits:

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

Drum Set:
Ben Dumas

Bass Guitar:
Travis Vance

Mastering:
Patrick Damphier

Artwork:
Jordan Noel

Photography:
Michael Butcher


“5 to 10”

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Bern Kelly to release second noir-inspired single “5 to 10”

Nashville songwriter Bern Kelly is set to release a new single “5 to 10” (October 2nd via Underpass Records). This release is the second release in a series of monthly pulp/noir inspired singles following September’s “Tina Walks into the Hardware Store.” 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. “5 to 10” has the narrator touching on their significant other’s recent incarceration…and the secrets around the spoils of the crime. 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 “It’s 1988,” “Arcadia,” and “Adelaide.”

Credits:

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

Drum Set:
Ben Dumas

Bass Guitar:
Travis Vance

Mastering:
Patrick Damphier

Artwork:
Jordan Noel

Photography:
Michael Butcher


“Tina Walks Into The Hardware Store”

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Bern Kelly to release noir-inspired single “Tina Walks Into The Hardware Store”

Nashville songwriter Bern Kelly is set to release a new single “Tina Walks Into The Hardware Store” (Sept 1 via Underpass Records). This release will be the first in a series of monthly pulp/noir inspired singles. It will also be 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 will be accompanied by pulp artwork designed by filmmaker and designer Jordan Noel (This World Alone).

“This collection will find characters toeing the line of right and wrong in the back alleys of their own lives” says Kelly. “”Tina,” in particular, takes a look at our society’s serial-killer worship but through the eyes of a romantic, yet hapless, hardware store employee. These narratives play out as crime-filled short stories and include deeds both tangible and impalpable.”

The singles will be released monthly on all digital outlets starting September 1, 2020 and will run into 2021. Additional titles include “5 to 10,” “It’s 1988,” “Arcadia,” and “Adelaide.”

Credits:

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

Drum Set:
Ben Dumas

Bass Guitar:
Travis Vance

Mastering:
Patrick Damphier

Artwork:
Jordan Noel

Photography:
Michael Butcher