Berlin-based producer and live act Nils Hoffmann releases the next single ‘Afterglow’ taken from his forthcoming album ‘A Radiant Sign’, out 2 September on Anjunadeep. Pairing LA-based singer-songwriter Griff Clawson’s vocals with pads and drums, Nils showcases his ability to blend electronic elements with a vocal hook. Having started to release music and tour the world at the age of 16, he aims to demonstrate his wealth of experience in his latest offering.
Nils Hoffmann: “The atmosphere that is created from the combination of the instrumental and the vocal is really striking. The challenge for me was to give this song a drop that would contrast with the dreamy verses.”
‘A Radiant Sign’ marks the beginning of a new chapter for the 26-year-old. Finding himself going through a transitional stage in his life, he used the album to help him escape and give him hope in uncertain times.
Nils Hoffmann: “The album is about new beginnings and represents the beautiful results that can come from fighting through difficult circumstances. I wanted to give people a collection of music that they can be absorbed by; giving them the hope and faith to keep going through the twists and turns of life. While writing the album, I realised that challenging situations do eventually come to an end, and while facing those challenges, it’s best to look ahead. That’s what ‘A Radiant Sign’ stands for.”
‘Afterglow’ follows on from album singles ‘Let Me Go’ and ‘9 Days’, and 2019 single ‘Breathing’, his collaboration with Ben Böhmer and Malou. ‘Breathing’ has so far amassed over 30M streams to date, and gained support from BBC Radio 1, Sirius XM, and Sunshine Live.