Multi-Instrumentalist James Pain, aka tameBERSERK, is preparing to unveil his dreamy new single, Favourite Years, due for release on 23rd October 2019. The track is taken from forthcoming debut album Super Thinking, out on 7th November 2019 via Poster Boy Records.
One of the first tracks written for the new album, Favourite Years is a kaleidoscope of arrangements and themes that strays into literate, cerebral psychedelia. The track centres around a maniacal doctor experimenting on someone with supernatural powers and tackles themes of control, jealousy, love and hate. The result is, like all good pop songs, a single that deals with kidnap, imprisonment, torture, psychotic doctors and squandered dreams.
Favourite Years is both quirky and playful while being reflective and dark; a description that fits perfectly with tameBERSERK’s fractured, often, complex style of music.
tameBERSERK was initially started as a project with the aim of working with a range of different singers, with Pain taking care of the musicianship. However, having built a rapport with Dominic Rose, who sings on Favourite Years, Pain continued to collaborate with him, cultivating a fruitful working relationship in the process. The resultant, diverse sound allowed for Pain to experiment with genres: a liberated, creative style of working which meant tameBERSERK could defy being constricted by the confines of any one scene.
tameBERSERK is a fully blown passion project with Pain taking control of all facets of the creative process. Maintaining a DIY outlook Pain has created his own artwork and promo shots, as well as directing, editing and starring in music videos for Favourite Years and album track ‘Best In Show’. The outcome of which is a refreshing undertaking free from any preconceived boundaries, both creatively and thematically, we may have as the listener.
Favourite Years is out on 23rd October 2019 and is taken from the album Super Thinking, due for release on 7th November 2019 via Poster Boy Records.