Berlin, the groundbreaking synth-electro-pop band fronted by the enigmatic Terri Nunn, releases their seventh studio album, Animal, via 101 Records. Animal incorporates modern electronic dance music, yet remains true to the groundbreaking synth-electro-pop sounds and amazing vocals that continue to define Berlin.
Animal is the result of Nunn’s reignited love affair with current electronic music, and the feeling that Berlin could make a unique statement in the electronic dance music (EDM) milieu.
“It’s still my favorite medium. I’ve loved it since I met John [Crawford, original Berlin bassist) in 1979, when he wanted to bring electronic music to America, because it wasn’t here yet,” Nunn recalled.
Richard Blade, celebrity DJ and authority on Big ’80s music, has christened the album by saying “…quite honestly, it’s great. I think her best since Pleasure Victim. The title Animal rocks, plus there are two incredible ballads on it and some terrific EDM style cuts. Plus the cover is Smokin’ hot!”
Berlin will forever be recognized as the American progenitor of electro-pop artistry with sensually appealing lyrics. Few bands emerging from the era of Berlin have achieved as far-reaching and long-lasting an impact and, rarely, such a timeless array of musical grooves. The Los Angeles-based band made its first national impression with the provocative single “Sex (I’m A…)” from the platinum-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982. “The Metro” and “No More Words” were also chart toppers, but it was the unforgettable, intimate, and strikingly beautiful love song, “Take My Breath Away” that took the band to another level. The ballad’s defining role in the Tom Cruise film, Top Gun, helped solidify Berlin’s everlasting place in American pop-culture. The song was a No. 1 international hit and received both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for “Best Original Song” in 1986.
Since the band’s formation, Terri Nunn and Berlin have received a total of 12 gold and platinum album awards and Nunn’s unyielding influence has earned her the No. 11 spot on VH1.com’s “100 Greatest Women in Rock.” Currently, Nunn also hosts the radio show Unbound with Terri Nunn on 88.5 FM KCSN Los Angeles with co-host Wendy Liebman. During the show, the two provide their listening audience with a Saturday night soundscape of great music, interviews and Nunn’s personal take on a wide variety of lively topics.
Berlin’s east coast visit begins at the end of April and follows a run of shows in California, Arizona and Washington. See all the tour dates here.