No matter how long he’s been off-island, we still love a bit of Bergerac, right? To help us bathe in the nostalgia, Visit Jersey invited Youngr over to evolve the original BAFTA award winning soundtrack into a modern electronic instrumental with ‘strong beats, exhilarant synth and a ripping summer bass’ to bring us Bergerac Remastered.
He’s been on our office playlist before with Out of my System so it’s great to see him standing proud in Jersey. He said; “I’ve always been intrigued by the Channel Islands, but this was the first time I’ve visited Jersey – and it blew me away. Having developed ‘Bergerac Remastered’ in the studio, it was incredible to get over to the island to capture the visual backdrop for the track and experience first-hand the stunning sights, sounds and history that make Jersey. I’m excited to inspire people to get over there and check it out!”
John Bergerac was solving a statistically significant number of crimes during the eighties and nineties, leading 13 million TV viewers a week to check out our amazing island. Visit Jersey feel the ‘Bergerac Effect’ did an excellent job showing off the sights close to 40 years ago and now and celebrate its current tourism renaissance. The sounds of the track reflect the fun and relaxing escape that is Jersey as it heads into the summer.
Adam Caerlewy-Smith, Head of Marketing at Visit Jersey said: “Youngr’s take on the anthemic TV theme tune is brilliant. The new track and music video nod to a unique piece of our pop-culture history, Bergerac, whilst celebrating all that makes Jersey the perfect short break escape that it is today. We’ve enjoyed tapping into a bit of nostalgia and feel that the track and video show how Jersey is as relevant and current as ever.”
Here’s Youngr bootlegging The Temper Trap….
And here’s Bergerac with a cursory tale for people that want to park on the beach.