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Ian Bern Overcomes A Personal Stalemate On “Enough”

By: Ian Bern

I distinctly recall writing “Enough”— I was on a winter break from school and had just gotten some basic recording equipment a few days earlier. Up until then I hadn’t written a real song yet, just fragments here and there over the years, but nothing ever solidified.

Anyway, I remember telling myself “I’m going to write a complete song tonight” and for whatever reason it came through. I sat on the couch with my guitar and the main riff was the first thing I played. No particular sound or idea I was going for, I just wanted to get it out.

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The rest of the song kinda took care of itself. I was feeling stuck at the time, wanting to be somewhere else, unfulfilled– and all that permeates through the lyrics. The demo didn’t have nearly as much distortion as the studio recording, so it sounds a bit angrier now.

Ian Bern: Ian’s latest release is available through B3Sci. Ian’s known to have a rock-and-roll history resulting in a sound that is “not instantly sortable into any particular sub-genre or series of buzzwords.”


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