BRUNO MERZ – ” Breathe Less “

Posted: November 8, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Today I present you a folk pop artist who carries the seeds sown by Nick Drake years ago. A New Zealander who now resides in Canada, Bruno Merz produces what is best called “Bohemian Folk Pop”. But Nick Drake is just one of his influences and just one element of his sound, which also shares territory with Iron and Wine, Simon and Garfunkel, Joe Purdy, José González, and John Renbourn. Tomorrow is release day for Bruno Merz’s new single ‘Breathe Less’ single.

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Bruno Merz grew up in New Zealand to Dutch parents. Around the age of twenty, possessing only a cheap guitar, he travelled through France working on farms for food and pocket money, until he eventually found his way to Amsterdam. There he worked a number of jobs and recorded his first album of demos written during his travels, called ‘Through Darkness into Day’. As word quickly began to spread and demand for shows grew, what began as a cathartic hobby had to be viewed more seriously and he recorded his first EP entitled ‘Departing from Crowds’ in 2009. Just last month, Merz released the single ‘Whisper Turn’, which met with wide acclaim from publications in at least four continents.

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Full length album ‘Highways’ was released in 2014 to great reviews. The single “Emmeline” recieved millions plays on Spotify in the months following the release with well over 300,000 listeners per month. Bruno currently resides in the UK where he also works as an illustrator. He has also composed music for a 40 minute children’s ballet for Northern Ballet and written other compositions for dance.

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