Eddie Berman Shares New Song “Taurus” Along With Menacing Video
August 7, 2021 BY Nettwerk
LA-born, Portland-based singer & songwriter Eddie Berman shares the driving and darkly atmospheric song “Taurus” from his upcoming album, details tba. Its propulsive guitars and percussion combined with its spacey lap steel and bass tones lay a foundation for the song’s menace. Paired with the short film “Le Diable Au Couvent” (The Devil at the Convent) by early visionary filmmaker Georges Méliès, the image eerily fits the song as if the filmmaker and songwriter had conspired with each other 122 years apart.
Seeming at once modern and timeless, “Taurus” draws from both the mythological and the literal, as Berman suggests we need both modes of thought to comprehend the true, and dire, state of things. And nothing can illustrate his evocation of anxiety and precarity quite like Méliès’s ultimate fox-in-the-hen-house. The surreal innovative special effects circa 1899 emphasize Berman’s dread, echoed in the chorus: “I feel the fire/It’s getting higher/I can’t hold on for long”
In 2014, Eddie made his debut with the EP Blood & Rust, featuring his duet of “Dancing in the Dark” with British folk icon Laura Marling. His profile grew on international tours and with the release of his first LP, 2014’s Polyhymnia, followed by 2017’s Before The Bridge and 2019’s Frontiers. These releases saw him reach new milestones, generating tens of millions of streams on coveted Spotify playlists like Your Favorite Coffeehouse, Acoustic Covers, and The Pulse of Americana, and spurring tours with Laura Marling, Tyler Childers, Passenger and Lee Ann Womack.