"I wrote the song after a tense visit with a friend from Berlin"
The synthpop-retrowave track is about running away from a lover. It is darker and more introspective than the band’s recent release, “Tears of Faith,” however, like its predecessor, “Goodbye Berlin” is based on real life. Some of the lyrics are taken directly from text messages von Ahlen sent to friends at the time, including the song’s opening line: I spent three days walking in the rain. “I escaped to London a few days later where I wrote the song in a day,” he recalls.
Johanna Gervin, who sings the lead vocals on ‘Goodbye Berlin’, scored the opportunity by being at the right place at the right time. “A few days after writing the song in London, I was in Manchester for a gig,” John von Ahlen continues. “Johanna lives in Manchester, so I asked her to record the vocals. She nailed it with a sound that exudes that sense of isolation and detachment I felt in Berlin.”
Click here to read the article on GNI Magazine (Ireland)
Special thanks to Shane Gallagher
Don't forget our previous single - Tears of Faith feat Jane Badler
Click below for the music video