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Emergingartist Auditorium—the musical alias of multifaceted musician Spencer Berger—will release his third full-length album Life Changer on October 27.In conjunction, the album’s lead single “The Harmony Kind of Camero Avenue” premieres today alongside an accompanying lyric video. Listen to/share the new track HERE.
Of the new track, Berger recalls, “The song’s title comes from the name of one of the steepest streets in Los Angeles—Camero Avenue—which was where my wife and I were living during the entire period that inspired the album. Our friends used to jokingly refer to the street as ‘Mt. Berger.’ There was something almost comical about going through such a challenging period in our lives, while simultaneously having to huff and puff up a mini-mountain every single day just to get back to our apartment.”
Written and recorded in 2022, Life Changer is Berger’s most personal album to date. Inspired by a period in his life that was both terrifying and extraordinary, the album takes the listener on a visceral journey as Berger grapples with matters of life and death as well as his own emotional turmoil.
“My wife faced several significant health hurdles while we were trying to conceive our first child,” explains Berger. “Then, when she went into labor, she developed a life-threatening condition called HELLP Syndrome. It’s a particularly devastating form of preeclampsia that can lead to stroke and death.”
On Life Changer, Berger sheds all protective armor and unveils his innermost thoughts—baring every nook and cranny of his psyche as he chronicles the struggles his wife faced as well as the intense anxieties and fears that he himself dealt with during the ordeal. Fortunately, the story has a happy ending: their child was born healthy and Berger’s wife recovered after spending five days in the Maternal Fetal Care Unit.
Auditorium is the project of Los Angeles-based artist Spencer Berger. Originally hailing from Queens, NY, Berger began performing at the age of nine as a member of The Metropolitan Opera’s Children’s Chorus, singing onstage with legends such as Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo.
In 2011, Berger released his album Be Brave, marking his first release under the Auditorium moniker. Back when “Sunday” was originally released in 2011, the Music Alliance Pact—a group of 36 music blogs from around the world, including The Guardian—simultaneously shared it as the “Best American Song Of The Month.” Berger’s follow-up, The First Music, was released in 2017 to critical praise—NPR Music called it, “A goosebump-inducing album of lush genre-defying arrangements. [The First Music is] unlike anything else I’ve heard.”
1.  To Life
2.  The Harmony Kind of Camero Avenue
3.  Home and Garden Television
4.  Health (A Prayer Based on Air)
5.  Downtown Relievers
6. Cedars-Sinai Cafeteria Breakdown
7. Wires and Wires
8. Life Changer
9. First Moments on Earth


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