Exclusive B.E.R. Interview at New York Comic Con!
Sometimes, the universe opens up and shines its light on something pure and magical. If you’re one of the lucky ones to be able to experience all that the cosmos has to offer, you may have felt the tremor when B.E.R. wrote The Night Begins to Shine, an 80s-style rock anthem that has become a song of hope and inspiration to millions around the world.
You see, the song itself, after it had been written, may have stirred that aforementioned tremor for those that could sense it. However, the song was placed in a music library, and sat for many years, not knowing that a day would come when it could spread its wings and fly.
And it flew… to the highest pinnacle of the heavens… and even alternate dimensions!
Imagine opening the Ark of the Covenant, and instead of releasing a dark evil that creates a scourge over all the land, this song released waves of colored light that poured through the heart of every man, woman and child, and inspired people to strength, creativity and love. That’s what happened when the Producers of Teen Titans Go! (Pete Michail, Aaron Horvath, and Michael Jelenic) opened up the music library and found The Night Begins to Shine by B.E.R. and started using it in their show.
Combine the song with the Teen Titans, CeeLo Green, Fallout Boy, and B.E.R. themselves, all joining forces to stop the tyranny of an evil dragon, all in an animation style that hearkens back to the Heavy Metal days of the early 80s, and you have the makings of a worldwide phenomenon that people will continue to cherish for years to come.
On Billboard’s charts, B.E.R.‘s The Night Begins to Shine bowed at No. 23 on the Hot Rock Songs chart, dated Aug. 26, 2017, as the ranking’s Hot Shot Debut (for the week’s highest new entry), with around two-thirds of its chart points attributed to digital song sales; the track debuts at No. 7 on the Rock Digital Song Sales and Alternative Digital Song Sales charts with 7,000 downloads sold (up 76 percent) in the week ending Aug. 10, according to Nielsen Music.
We have been blessed to make the acquaintance of B.E.R. and we caught up with all 3 of them at New York Comic Con (NYCC). Here is your chance to meet Carl Burnett (B), Frank Enea (E) and Billy Regan (R) in their new uniforms depicting their characters from Teen Titans Go! Their story is here, for all to enjoy…
In the video, Billy mentions “Walk with Edith”. Edith Clarke is a six-year-old girl who, at 20 months old, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia. Due to the generous donations of many caring individuals, Edith was able to get a procedure in January 2017 called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, which helped alleviate the chronic spacticity and pain. Edith now continues to push through her post-op therapy sessions, and she’s been motivated by listening to The Night Begins to Shine.
Here’s Edith, rocking her favorite exercise shirt made specially for her by B.E.R., creators of her favorite pump-up song, The Night Begins to Shine:
If you would like to follow Edith’s Journey to be able to walk independently, go to: https://www.facebook.com/pg/walkwithedith
And, if you would like to donate to help the costs of her long physiotherapy sessions, please go to: https://www.gofundme.com/WalkWithEdithPostOp
You can get the Teen Titans Go! EP on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/teen-titans-go-songs-from-night-begins-to-shine-special/id1263669449
And to get the single from B.E.R., The Night Begins to Shine, go to: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-night-begins-to-shine-single/id1054197140
If you would like to follow B.E.R., they are on Facebook, Instagram, and their official website at:
Check out the 4-Episode compilation of Teen Titans Go! The Night Begins to Shine! on Cartoon Network and OnDemand!
B.E.R. wants you to remember to never underestimate the POWER of music. They will be here, righting wrongs in alternate dimensions, and using the power of music in Earthly realms to help kids in need.