“Realms” (Oceanman Records) is an allegorical concept album about the breadth of human experience, the recognition of God and the awareness of one’s own power. The 10-track album follows its hero through a transformational journey, exploring spiritual themes, alternative beliefs and universal truths hidden in patterns, nuances and puzzles. Berglund’s long time hot-shot honky tonk band, The Vultures, are showcased from the get-go and joined by a handful of vocal appearances including Chris Henderson, Megan Nash, Jason Plumb and Belle Plaine. “I’ve never written or recorded a record like this – the parameters seemed to be set lyrically, so we took our liberties with the production. I’m confident it will find its home as a country album once all the dust settles,” said Berglund. He shows no signs of slowing down his unique approach to storytelling – exhibiting his research and hustle in his ‘Quest for Real Country Music’ in 2016 and #May1000 campaign in 2017. He documents everything, exploring new areas of self-expression based on his unpredictable, genuine musical style, collaborative mindset and out of the box marketing – his grassroots reputation as “the guy who sold 10,000 records” still going strong.
Produced by: Jason Plumb. Recorded at: Studio One Recordings, Regina. Released: October 3, 2017