I used to write lyrics and sing, but with the years I’ve come to find words too commanding. Lyrics tend to tell you where to go and how using music just as a vehicle to give their directions more power. As opposed to that, music without words means total freedom! Your imagination and the sensorial world find no boundaries. You are left alone face to face with all the power of Music.
I’m kind of scared (and in love at once) of many life facts: The wild past times, the humanity, the death, the giant modern space, the concept of “fate”, etc;
Those fears inspire me to compose my ambient songs.
Not My Circus, the band of our Artist of the Week David Ernsberger, makes alt-pop songs with folk-tinged vocal harmonies skipping over a freak show of psych-blues riffs, soulful bass grooves, wonky funk beats and warm electronic textures. A white-knuckle ride to the edge of your musical map, and back again.
Our first Artist of the Week in 2018 is David Ernsberger, an American singer-songwriter based in Madrid, Spain. He began playing, writing and performing in 2013 and has steadily built his skills and repertoire since then. Continue reading →