For those of you who don’t know Tender Games, it’s not too late! Hailing from Berlin, TG is the project of German-Jamaican singer and songwriter Ulrich Harrison.
Although being something of a late bloomer as far as his musical output is concerned and not having had the privilege of being able to attend music school or being born into a family of musicians, he more than made up for this in terms of resourcefulness, creativity and dedication to his art. Young Ulrich developed his passion for music growing up with Soul and Reggae, listening to a lot of Bob Marley and also soaking up a lot of music coming from the UK as well as a fair bit of early US Gangsta Rap. He finally decided he wanted to be a musician rather than just a listener at age 23. Ulrich proceeded to teach himself everything he wanted to learn mainly via Youtube videos and endless hours of practice, and when he started making his own music two years later he was well on his way to becoming HRRSN, the multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer that he is now at 32. The songs have found favor by hitting that elusive point where Soul, House and Pop join up in exactly the right way.
And 2019 will be a huge year for Tender Games: following his summer anthem “Movin'” (remixed by none other than Black Loops and Marlon Hoffstadt), a symbiosis of funky grooves, silky rhodes and disco feeling, he’s already back one month after with another gem named ‘Balance’. The soulful new single with Flowers celebrates the importance of balance in life. Its smooth therapeutic energy even feels like a doctor’s order. Have a listen to ‘Balance’ (by the way the debut of Flowers, loaded with sweet saxophone melodies and Wurlitzer Electric piano chords).