J Bernardt - Contigo (1LP)

J Bernardt - Contigo (1LP)


  • Released: 17.05.2024
  • Label:  PIAS Recordings
  • Catalogue No:  PIASR1495LP
  • Barcode:  5400863156930
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Description

Jinte Deprez embarked on his second solo album, under is moniker J. Bernardt, with a vivid image in his head: "The main character is a John Lennon wannabe who wants to play Twin Peaks. In the background, Tarantino waves a Tchaikovsky record at the film composer and shouts. "Make it viciously romantic!", I don't know if it turned out that way.... Despite the whimsical imagery, the album, titled "Contigo" (Spanish for "with you"). emerged as a serious endeavour, serving as a therapeutic outlet for Deprez to navigate the aftermath of a long-term relationship breakup. Contigo delves into the emotional rollercoaster of heartbreak, exploring stages from shock to acceptance with his blend of drama and sophistication. 

Best known for his role in Balthazar, Deprez's solo project allowed him to both focus and expand his musical vision. Contigo draws on a diverse range of influences, including pop, soul, funk, and Spaghetti Western  soundtracks, reflecting Deprez's love for artists like Serge Gainsbourg or Ennio Morricone.

The album serves as s soundtrack for lost and wounded lovers, narrated with both heartache and resilience, capturing Deprez's personal journey with a blend of melancholy and humour.