Hear Grammy-Nominated Bernhoft's Soul-Imbued 'H/M/S': Exclusive Premiere

Marie Sjøvold

Norwegian artist Bernhoft is firmly setting his sights on this side of the Atlantic with his U.S. headlining tour and his Stop/Shutup/Shout It Out EP, out this Friday (May 6.) Bernhoft's no stranger to the States, though, with past appearances on Ellen, Conan and a history-making Grammy nomination on his CV -- his 2014 album Islander was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Album. He's the first non-American musician to be nominated in the category's 20-year history, and he's gearing up to score another nom with his new release.

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"H/M/S" is the latest track to be revealed off his upcoming EP, following the acoustic-R&B blend of "Falter" and the modern funk of "Stop/Shutup." "'H/M/S' is a sneaky track, that kind of took over and wrote itself while I was busy trying to make a quiet little pop song. There's quite the subtle Pessoan multi-person gallery going on there," Bernhoft tells Billboard. "If it was a car, it would have a huge engine, no brakes, and a toothpick for a steering wheel. The smartest woman on the planet called it a Hot Messy Song. 'H/M/S' is incidentally the Norwegian version of OSHA," he explains. "Oh, and it's about refugees."

"H/M/S," peppered with Bernhoft's whimsical vocal tweaks and jumpy synths, is anything but quiet. Listen below, and catch Bernhoft in a city near you.


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