The space-themed album is one hell of a joyride.
Berhana‘s debut album HAN is like a musical interactive adventure. Taking a hint from Flight Facilities, Berhana opens up the album with an in-flight greeting, thanking you for choosing to fly with HAN before breaking into the first absolute banger on the album, “Golden.” The wavy and woozy tracks that follow keep the funky vibes well alive throughout and close out as an excellent debut for what is bound to be one of the biggest up-and-coming names in the “chill” scene. The 27-year old Ethiopian born musician gave a very interesting interview with The Atlantic in which he talks a lot about how his upbringing and fascination with Japanese culture influenced the album.
Here’s an excerpt from The Atlantic that I found quite compelling:
“Everybody’s called my music either rap or R&B, and I get it,” he said. “I’m a black guy making music, so that’s just what you wanna say, and I’ve seen it happen to artists forever.”
Noting that he’s always been drawn to experimental artists such as David Bowie, Björk, André 3000, and Squarepusher, he explained: “I wanna make music that people like; I just don’t wanna make music people expect.”
You can find “Golden” from Berhana’s debut album HAN on our Tasty! Jams playlists.