Sometimes when I talk to people about what I do musically, it seems they don't really quite get why I do it. For many outside of it, art seems like an activity one does to reap some sort of reward or glory. Because of this many assume I am pursuing my music career for fame or a financial windfall. That couldn't be farther from the truth.
If I look back on my creative life I've always been about the craft and creation of art. The attention that came from it was always secondary to the hours and hours I spend inside my head finding these elements of inspiration and then making them a reality. This is why I am an artist! This pursuit goes so deep for me and crosses many genres and mediums from simple drawing to costume and makeup art to (of course) music. This has been the biggest truth in my life and has saved me from destruction many, many times.
I think people, if not specifically told assume things of artists so sometimes it's good to explain a few things for clarity. I don't think too much should be explained though. Just enough to be able to absorb what the artist is trying to communicate and achieve. So I will try to communicate my simple truths surrounding my music here. (and in the video above).
1. I have no interest in fame at all. I just love to write, sing and produce music.
2. Though I do make some money from my music I don't really need it as a source of income. I have a successful career outside of music.
3. I would NEVER sign to a record label or endanger my ownership/publishing to my music for ANY amount of money!
4. I make videos to draw attention to my music and help find my audience.
5. I'm looking for an audience for my music because I believe it's good and worth listening to and sharing with others. That's the only reason.
6. I don't want to be tied down to one genre or visual presentation and will push my songwriting into any genre that inspires me.
There it is. The 6 biggest truths about why I self publish music. I'll leave everything else open to interpretation. -Enzo
Enzo Sprigg is an eclectic and creative electronic singer/songwriter. Inspired by a wide range of artists from David Bowie to Bjork, Goldfrapp to Gary Numan, to newer artists like IAMX and Purity Ring. He fuses his smooth vocal style with avant garde elements to craft songs that are as original as they are intimate. Enzo boldly plays with genres ranging from Goth to Synthpop, to electronic torch song ballads, all with a strange yet intriguing twist. Fiercely independent and self published, Enzo writes, records and produces everything, illustrates the album art and has even hand animated music videos for his songs.