The indie underground is his base and the contemporary pop song his format. Ro Bergman’s musical path is a border crossing – subtly spun songs combine lyrical depth with musical flights of fancy. With his first radio hit ‘Best Time’, Ro Bergman got off to a rocket start. 65,000 downloads, concerts in front of thousands of people, massive airplay nationwide – and all that in the first year.
Ro Bergman was not impressed by all this and continued on his path undeterred. Now Bergman mixes alternative pop with blunt poetry, shoots music videos with ballet dancers from the Vienna State Opera at 2400m above sea level and surprises with a varied EP ‘Hi Lo’ full of ups and downs with the message that is as simple as it is profound: It’s okay that you are different, it’s even wonderful that you are the way you are.
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