My new single 'Brightest Smile' can now be heard on Two Steps From Hell's official channel. Featuring vocals by Natalie Major. Available on: iTunes: http://smarturl.it/BrightestSmile_iTns Amazon: http://smarturl.it/BrightestSmile_Amzn Google Play: http://smarturl.it/BrightestSmile_GPlay Spotify: http://smarturl.it/BrightestSmile_Sptf
Check out my new single "In Orbit" on Two Steps From Hell's official YouTube channel, featuring vocals by Cinda M. Available for purchase/streaming: iTunes: http://smarturl.it/InOrbit_iTunes Amazon: http://smarturl.it/InOrbit_Amazon Spotify: http://smarturl.it/InOrbit_Spotify Google Play: http://smarturl.it/InOrbit_GooglePlay
In between all my orchestral projects I am also writing some more pop-y music just to keep myself from losing my mind. “Imagine” featuring Sonna is one of about a dozen of these experiments to come with regular intervals while I’m completing my new orchestral albums. Cover art by Ryo Ishido. Buy "Imagine": iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TBImagine_iTunes Amazon: http://smarturl.it/TBImagine_Amazon Google Play: http://smarturl.it/TBImagine_Google Spotify: http://smarturl.it/TBImagine_Spotify
Check out Felicia Farerre's heart-warming blog post about my latest single "You Are Light," featuring her voice. You can also find the lyrics to the song below her inspiring words. https://bit.ly/YouareLight
Time for a little surprise on the Two Steps From Hell official YouTube channel: my new single, "You Are Light," featuring the beautiful voice of Felicia Farerre. Track available for purchase on all major digital stores- http://smarturl.it/YouAreLight_iTunes Amazon: http://smarturl.it/YouAreLight_Amazon Spotify: http://smarturl.it/YouAreLight_Spotify Google Play: http://smarturl.it/YouAreLight_GoogleP
My symphonic suite “American Dream” is out. Listen here: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/american-dream/1414711590 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/American-Dream-Thomas-Bergersen/dp/B07FQJJ5SW Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0sd2edGelOrOiRpNmcfv43?si=4BPrGLJ_RSa9w7vaukq8aA
A lot of people have asked me what I’ve been up to lately, so here’s a little update on what I’ve been doing for the last couple of years: My symphonic piece “American Dream” will be released the 31st of July. The piece is one continuous musical journey that goes on for a good 45 minutes without any breaks for the (poor) orchestra. It is decidedly not for everyone, but I loved writing it and wanted to share it with you. In addition to a follow-up album to Sun that’s in the works, I have also been writing a symphony that I am excited to share with all of you when it’s ready.
Finally "Unleashed" is out and available for download! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/unleashed/id1287310003 The tracks I wrote for the album are generally a little lighter in tone than the previous album. Here is a list of the tracks I did: Unleashed Impossible Wild Heart Run Free Never Give Up On Your Dreams (featuring me on the violin) Secret Melody Molto Piratissimo Snow Angels (featuring me on the cello) Westward See Me Fight I hope you like the music!
Look out for our new Two Steps From Hell's album coming tomorrow. Those of you who liked my album "Sun" will enjoy some of my tracks on "Unleashed". Most notably "Never Give Up On Your Dreams", which was originally written for "Sun". "Unleashed" also features a track I composed called "Impossible". This track combines a lot of my musical influences over the years, from SID chip music, trance, Irish jigs, bombastic orchestral, electronica etc. I hope you enjoy the music!
Andrew Wrangell Music did this impressive piano version of "High C's" and it makes me realize a few things: 1) I write far too many notes! :) 2) I need to work on my piano skills Andrew, arranging this piece for piano is quite an undertaking, and performing it is up there with running a marathon. I know because the violinists are still recovering from the recording session two months ago, and now whenever my name is mentioned they drop everything and flee in panic :) Well done Andrew, I wish you a rich and wonderful career in music! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGjjnZdK4HA
In case you missed it, here's a piece from the brand new Two Steps From Hell album "Vanquish". I had a lot of fun writing this, particularly with the strings which are working overtime throughout the piece. A LOT of music coming in 2017! https://youtu.be/tGh4FcZKekA
Here's an interview I had the pleasure of doing for Gear Patrol magazine. http://gearpatrol.com/2016/05/06/thomas-bergersen-composer-interview/
I get so many emails and messages from people who ask me how I do this and that. The thing is.. If you want to be truly good at what you do there will never be short cuts. If you aren't curious enough to spend time digging into little nerdy details that satisfy no one but yourself in your quest for what you perceive as the "right way", then chances are you don't have it in you to rise above mediocrity. NOTHING comes for free in music. It's all really hard work and dedication. It's a passion and drive that challenges all reason, and will leave you exhausted and unhealthy as a result of an insatiable and overpowering lust to improve yourself. Schools and music programs won't make you a better musician. You have to make yourself better because you want to. Through extremely hard work. Every day. Every month. Every year. There are NO SHORTCUTS. No magic tricks. No teachers that can do the work for you. You either have a burning desire combined with a relentless work ethic that has you working whether you realize it or not, or you are one who sort of just works now and then and when it doesn't sound right you ask for help. Just work harder, longer and smarter.
Sun Deluxe Edition is coming! Posters are being printed right now, and the CDs will be pressed very soon. There will only be 100 copies worldwide, limited to one per person so this is a very exclusive bundle. Each individual copy will have a unique live signature by myself, and come bundled with a huge poster with special artwork created specifically for this limited edition. There won't be any new songs, because I don't like limiting the exposure of my music (more on new music soon!) - so this is strictly for the most avid collectors out there who want something exclusive.
Ever since I was little I've loved Christmas and all the music that goes with it. This year I decided to arrange some of my favorite Christmas tunes together in an orchestral medley. Merry Xmas! iTunes: https://itun.es/us/Sbqg_ Amazon: http://amzn.to/1SHPRSb Google Play: http://bit.ly/1j9uNYC Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1T11cxd