Recorded in bits and pieces at home in Oakland, Boston, and Los Angeles, Arieh Berl makes his Pink Skies debut with the liberating single “Start.End”.
Born and raised in Oakland, California, Arieh Berl grew up playing in Punk and Indie bands around the Bay Area. While writing for his band, it became clear his new songs were meant for a completely different project. He wasn’t writing punk or indie songs anymore, but a genre-bending mix of psychedelic rock, pop, R&B, 70’s, and chillwave. These sounds eventually manifested into the formation of Pink Skies in 2016. Heavily inspired by the outdoors, especially backpacking and surfing, Berl describes Pink Skies as Escapism Pop, noting his creations are “Pop songs shot through a phaser and sent to space.” Pink Skies has a laidback feel mixed with existential lyrical ideas. Though he had no intention of releasing his dusty, personal home recordings, the singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer decided to finish and release the project after a creative retreat in the Berkeley Hills. Recorded in bits and pieces at home in Oakland, Boston, and Los Angeles, Berl makes his Pink Skies debut with the liberating single “Start.End,” where he says he has “freed himself from the anxious thoughts of feeling like an outsider and caring what others think. It’s a song about being free.”