Amain Berhane produces a casual and mellifluous style of R&B under the name Berhana. The singer, songwriter, and producer grew up near Atlanta, Georgia and was drawn to music as a youngster, but after high school he opted to study screenwriting at The New School in New York City and acted in some short films.
Music eventually became another serious form of expression for Berhane. He made his recorded debut in 2016 with a self-titled and self-released EP. Among its six cuts was "Janet," which paid tribute to actor Janet Hubert with a clever reference to her controversial replacement as Aunt Viv on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Hubert caught the song's video and expressed her appreciation via social media. Despite the support and increased exposure, Berhane took his time with new material. In March 2018, the EP received another boost from Donald Glover's Atlanta series, the "Money Bag Shorty" episode of which incorporated the closing ballad "Grey Luh." A little over a week later, Berhane was back with a dazed cover of Wreckless Eric's 1977 punk-pop classic "Whole Wide World." In 2019, he issued the full-length HAN, which included the tracks "I Been," featuring Crush, "Health Food," and "Lucky Strike." ~ Andy Kellman