The Bergamot is on the forefront of the evolving music world. They destroy genre barriers and create a sound that is fresh and bursting at the seams with new ideas and hand crafted care. They have been compared to Adele, Dave Matthews, Sugarland, and Ryan Adams. Classically trained, Nathan Hoff is a multifaceted artist, fulfilling an impressive array of roles from singer/songwriter to engineer. On the other hand, Jillian Speece holds down the house with her crafty songwriting and powerfully beautiful vocals that will stop you dead in your tracks.
"Rather than creating disposable “pop tart music” our goal has always been to create a raw sound, almost inconsistent." Tracked to tape, "Static Flowers" allow the listener to hear how this method allows for the authentic side of the music to pull through. There is a real sense of urgency and energy that you can almost reach out and touch when you listen to "Static Flowers".
The Bergamot calls their musical style “Organic Pop Music,” they describe their sound as a genre that “integrates catchy melodies and honest lyrics, with that throw-back non-processed sound we all grew up listening to.” This group is atop the new wave of artisan musicians. They take pride in hand crafting the lyrics, melody and music to send a uplifting message. A message that has the potential to transform their listener wherever he or she is in their life.
In addition to their energetic sound, The Bergamot offers an intimate musical experience, too. “Music offers hope and it can relate with people in a way that is as unique as the art form itself", states Hoff. On the flip side Speece notes, “The world offers an ever-changing narrative that we find ourselves tied up in. As we evolve, we learn about ourselves and in-turn we catch the beautiful experience of life in our songs.”
“We get excited, we question everything we do from the words were using to the studios we record in. We yearn for the next step. It’s not just about us; it’s about being apart of a community of people who appreciate true artisan music. We have a lot of self-dependence and take pride in what we make with our hands and voices” Speece says.
The Bergamot has an unwavering work ethic; they work painstaking hours in hopes of cultivating music that will encourage others to be the person they were meant to be. Getting back to the very fabric of human existence there is a appreciation for working hard and “Static Flowers” is a album that seeks to relate with folks who appreciate making their own path in life. "Our musical roots go way back to the love affair that we have with music and artisan work" says Speece.
When it comes to making great music you need two things, the best musicians in the world and great execution. The Bergamot’s new release Static Flowers ties both of those concepts together in one package. It is an album that summons your soul to seek new heights. It challenges conventional thinking and best of all it brings the listener great joy over and over again.