Along with renowned English producer Robbie Bronnimann (The Sugababes, Andy Hunter, Howard Jones) John Berge from Norway presents the song Start to Wish – an upbeat, irresistibly melodic, yet highly original tune that has the word «CATCHY» written all over it, in CAPITAL letters.
– My music comes from the heart, and it’s always based on my own experiences. The thematics of Start to Wish ought to be fairly obvious: the lovely spring air, the flowing juices … The rest is up to the listener, Berge says.
The sound is both new, fresh and modern, although strong influences from pivotal acts in the pop canon shine through: The Beach Boys, The Bee Gees, Supertramp, ABBA, a-ha, Alphaville, Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears – only to name a few, but also newer artists such as Darren Hayes and Keane.
Nevertheless, the final expression is Berge’s very own. No one sounds quite like him on today’s music scene – while at the same time sporting such apparent references to the pop classics.
– I think great, well-played popmusic is a piece of art, like the way ABBA or Brian Wilson presented it. I simply love pop music, and I love to express myself through it and sing my heart out. What could be better, the Norwegian artist confesses.