September 14, 2023—Today, emerging
—the musical alias of multifaceted musician Spencer Berger
—debuts his new song “ Wires and Wires”
with an accompanying video. “Wires and Wires” is the latest track to be revealed from his third full-length album Life Changer
, which is set for release on October 27
Listen to/share the new track HERE
“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.”
He continues, “I’ve always been prone to rumination and over-thinking, so as you can imagine, the health challenges that my wife was facing only heightened those tendencies. I was wrestling with my own mental hurdles, while simultaneously trying to keep those hurdles from burdening my wife more than she was already burdened.”
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.
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
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