Andreas Berndt – Und bricht die Nacht herein
A rocking reminder for what’s important in the end.
This energy-driven tune with a message taken off the album ‘Discordia’, contains both a political statement and a human reminder of what is important in the end. With a driving punkrock base, the track sets the tone for the intense crisp vocals. These are done with a certain signature style, Berndt chose to let those vocals shine in a very loud&clear fashion which isn’t really common with songs like these. But for most of the songs of the german singer/songwriter, this is one of the standout elements of his music.
As for the lyrics, the song tells the story of a man trying to get to his loved one before the world ends in nuclear apocalypse (because the world leaders decided to push the red button). First this felt like a typical, over-the-top punk statement for me. But what made the message special for me was the connection to the human factor. I got goosebumps because the lyrics stated that when the world ends, the most important thing is the human feeling in there. The song seemingly coincidental asks the question: what’s really important in the end? What does REALLY matter? In a time where politics are more and more like a surreal game of chess where we all are merely chess figures on a board called ‘earth’, it’s important to focus on what or who really is important. Of course, this is only one interpretation of many (but my personal favorite, for that matter) that can be found in the lyrics.
Long story short: the songs of Andreas Berndt are not just music to listen to, they all are designed to make the listener think. They leave room for discussion. They want to make a statement. And they absolutely do so in a unique fashion, if you ask me.
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