So what exactly was the problem, you might wonder?
With Bernard, we worked our asses off to make it happen, Berlin, 25 (at right in photo), says in a phone interview. As it turned out, it just wasnt fun. I always loved writing songs, but after we got hooked up with Warner Bros, I started writing and I couldnt do it. It was like, Im writing a record for Warner Bros. This has to be good. The whole thing wasnt really awesome.
Given those circumstances, a lot of artists wouldve continued to flog it, but Berlin decided to walk away. The Bernard split led in part to a four-month rift between him and Bowser, 23.
Berlin decided to rethink this whole music career thing. And he came up with something of a novel solution: He had to basically stop trying. So Berlin retreated to his loft in downtown Jacksonville and started making music for himself.
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