New Music: Berne "To The Lions"


Berne are London-based duo Deborah Borg Brincat and Gianluca Pulvirenti's. Their brand new single "To The Lions" serves to highlight the distress that animals face while being kept in confined spaces.


Something I think we can all empathise with right now. And we've only been doing this for a couple of weeks.

"To The Lions is about the power of change. Society has convinced us that animals live to serve humans, but we believe it's time to change that mindset. That's the hope and possibility we explore on this track."


The video was filmed in Malta and simply but effectively represents animals in captivity. As the video progresses, we see the band edge closer to freedom until they finally reach it and all we see before us are beautiful fields. It draws some very powerful parallels to the situation right now. (Videography and Photography: MarieClaire.)


So what of the song itself? It's double-tracked vocals deliver the same powerful message "Save Me" over and again, synths delivering an atmospheric bed that builds up over time and a quiet but steady drum beat that builds the tension until the conclusion. The whole song is a clever combination of elements that highlights the subject matter visually as well as sonically.


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