A Modern Man

A Modern Man – Cant Imagine

ARTIST: A Modern Man
TRACK: Can’t Imagine
LABEL: BritishPopSongs UK
WWW: http://www.britishpopsongs.co.uk
DISTRIBUTION: iTunes, Amazon and all other major digital outlets
Release Date: 24’th of May 2013
Label Contact: Ian Nilsen, Britishpopsongs. britishpopsongs@gmail.com
LabelCode: 30036
ISRC: DKZE21300101

“Some songs just have it all: they are catchy with a strong emotional message and they unfold so naturally from the first to the last note. I Can’t Imagine, by A Modern Man, is one of these songs.”

The highly talented modern day PopPoet, A Modern Man, is releasing his debut single in Germany April 2013, the beautiful mid-tempo love song, Can’t Imagine. A front runner for his forth-coming EP TRANSFORMATIONS out early summer, it’s a song that holds plenty of emotions, an intro you’ll be humming for weeks and a chorus that if nothing embraces you into the wonderful bittersweet universe that is A Modern Man. Essentially he touches all ages with his universe of mainstream indie pop that sits so well on radio and at the same time makes you stop and listen a voice to die for and lyrics that touch down deep.

You Know It When You Hear It: The sound of A Modern Man is unmistakable British. With clear inspiration from British music from the 70s, 80s and 90s it’s a sound of big harmonies and catchy melody lines. What makes it both new and rather special is how the bold sound is combined with a nerve from a melancholic and bitter-sweet vocal that draws you inn on another level.

Lyrics with Depth and Nerve: Just like the sound the lyrics consist of many bold and catchy phrases that often contain more layers than first perceived. Many of the lyrics seem to evolve around a theme about how life is never easy but lever letting this keeping you from living your life to the fullest. Though A Modern Man always claims that the lyrics are personal there are little doubt that many of the songs can and will be perceived as comment on modern life in general.
Can’t Imagine is the first of a series of singles all due for release on the German market throughout of 2013 and 2014 and A Modern Man will play some promotional showcases as a support to the release, while a larger double act tour is being planned for late 2013 together with his label.

About the record label: BritishPopSongs UK is a trendsetting UK/Scandinavian record label started 2010 that releases records at a fast pace from some of the most innovative main stream artists around in 2013. The acts provides real catchy and well-written songs destined for both alternative and mainstream radio and have a strong reputation for being much deeper in thought and far less superficial than most chart-bound acts today.

A Modern Man – Can’t Imagine and The Road is Clear

a-modern-man-pres-hi-def-bw

The sound of A Modern Man is in many ways inspired by the great American and British music tradition and the big poets such as Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Nick Cave with a sound of big harmonies and catchy melody lines. All combined with a melancholic and bitter-sweet vocal.


What makes it both new and rather special is how the bold sound is combined with a nerve from a melancholic and bitter-sweet vocal that draws you inn on another level. He has captured both old and new audiences with these both intimate and powerful songs.

In the centre is the Modern Man himself, a great frontman and a real personality with his great trademark song introductions, an essential part of his live shows – wry humour and warmth.

Can’t Imagine

The Road Is Clear

Contact Ian Nilsen at britishpopsongs@gmail.com

A Modern Man (dansk)

Atter en Københavnsk Pop Poet der er draget til Berlin for at lave sin musik. Lyden er bittersweet med klare britiske undertoner i sangskrivningen. Selv om A Modern Man selv påstår at sangene på ingen måde et inspireret fra hans eget liv er der alligevel en påfaldende ren tråd gennem albummet der handler om at finde sin vej gennem livet. A Modern Man backes på scenen a sin label manager og co-writer og uanset sangenes alvor bærer deres live show præg af at det også skal være lidt sjovt at eksistere.

A Modern Man er aktuel med albummet The Man Who Learned To Live som udkommer i Tyskland og Skandinavien på BritishPopSongs til efteråret.

Who else is in here? – the beginning of the Charming Fuck You Show


by A Modern Man

“I have no idea who that guy is”. That would be the simple question. Well that is, if it wasn’t for the fact that the guy is me or at least shares a body with me. So who are we talking about here? We are talking about who I become when getting a mic in my hand and I do rather often get the question “who are you when you step up on the side and start preaching about the many great dangers of that thing called love?”. To tell you the truth, I’m not all that sure. It does not feel like any version of me that I was aware of until that mic and that stage showed up. To be honest it sometimes feels a bit scary to know that I share a body with that guy.

It all started when label manager Ian and I were planning the live show for the album. We knew that we did not only want a typical band show with drums, bass, keys and guitars. I was very keen on doing something more intimate where the lyrics would get a leading part. However, I wasn’t sure exactly what the character and the overall feeling of the show should be. In the beginning I thought it would be a vocal and piano thing. We actually did the show like that in the beginning, Ian on the piano and me doing the vocals and telling a bit about the lyrics between the songs. In many ways the show worked just fine, but thinking about it now I was a bit too polite for my taste.

What changed the show to what it is now was actually a bit of an coincidence. We were out somewhere one evening and somebody asked us to play a few songs. Since they did not have a piano Ian picked up an electric guitar that was plugged in and started to play some of the chords. I think he did it kind of as a prank as the guitar with lots of distortion did not sound remotely like the piano but I played along and started to introduce the song. I remember feeling right away that the sound of the guitar called for a very different way of introducing the songs and started to be a lot more playful about it. During the evening Ian started to double the vocals in the choruses and I began to let go to this strange preaching persona that was showing up in me.

By the way. That was also the evening the show got it’s nickname. At some point half way into the show I find myself addressing the audience with a deep serious woice and welcoming them to ‘The Charming Fuck You Show’ by A Modern Man

A Modern Man – The Man Who Learned To Live “live&stripped”

“It’s just a man and the gimp on electric guitar and it’s simply hit after hit, stadium hits” – Alex, Marquee Club, Berlin July 2014.

A Modern Man – the Man Who Learned To Live – ‘live&stripped’ from BritishPopSongs on Vimeo.

The Scandinavian, sometime Berlin resident, A Modern Man has put together his most intimate show to date, The Man Who Learned To Live.
You will be entertained and you will be left wondering for days. The A Modern Man show is not quite like anything else. It’s an intelligent mixture of music, talk and a lot of humor. The show evolves around the album ‘The Man Who Learned to Live’ and is the story of A Modern Mans finding way through life. The show is performed by A Modern Man and his label manager Ian who for the night will leave any managerial duties behind to indulge himself in the love of music with the fullest Rock’n’Roll attitude.

A Modern Man – Teach Me “live&stripped” from BritishPopSongs on Vimeo.

No two shows are quite the same as ‘keeping it real’ is the mantra of the show. As A Modern Man explains “the show is different every time. We pick up the vibes from the audience and we bring our life to the show. If I’m in love you will recognize that in the show or if I am a little annoyed with life you will see that too. Its really rather simple – sing about what truly matters to you and the music will stay alive with you”.

BOOKINGS: contact Ian Nilsen at BeatHouse Copenhagen
email: britishpopsongs@gmail.com

A Modern Man – What Will Change Me “live&stripped” from BritishPopSongs on Vimeo.

A Modern Man: ‘The Man Who Learned To Live’ Live Show

“It’s just a man and the gimp on electric guitar and it’s simply hit after hit, stadium hits” – Alex, Marquee Club, Berlin July 2014.

The Scandinavian, sometime Berlin resident, A Modern Man has put together his most intimate show to date, The Man Who Learned To Live.

You will be entertained and you will be left wondering for days. The A Modern Man show is not quite like anything else. It’s an intelligent mixture of music, talk and a lot of humor. The show evolves around the album ‘The Man Who Learned to Live’ and is the story of A Modern Mans finding way through life. The show is performed by A Modern Man and his label manager Ian who for the night will leave any managerial duties behind to indulge himself in the love of music with the fullest Rock’n’Roll attitude.

No two shows are quite the same as ‘keeping it real’ is the mantra of the show. As A Modern Man explains “the show is different every time. We pick up the vibes from the audience and we bring our life to the show. If I’m in love you will recognize that in the show or if I am a little annoyed with life you will see that too. Its really rather simple – sing about what truly matters to you and the music will stay alive with you”.

BOOKINGS: contact Ian Nilsen at BeatHouse Copenhagen

email: iannilsen.music@gmail.com