Since I'm now hitting the end of the work on the new album I figured I'd start an album diary that helps express what went into writing this new material. I hope this gives an inside look into how I write and a closer look into who I am as a song writer.
My new album will be titled "Cosmic Bipolar Nebula". That's important to note because that's exactly where I started. After finishing and releasing "Television Graveyard" I wanted to write a very different album conceptually to follow it. "TVG" was more an external observation of the world. The city of LA really inspired a lot of the songs. With "Nebula" I wanted to look inward and sort of chronicle who I am, have always been and working to become. By nature I'm an extremely introspective person. I explore my motives and emotions almost at an obsessive level. This is something I've always done even when I was a small child. I wanted to write an album about my internal world, how I think and love specifically and I wanted to reach farther then I'd ever had lyrically and musically but still remain stylistically me.
Once I decided on this core direction I just needed a title. "Cosmic Bipolar Nebula" literally popped in my head! I didn't have to labor over it since I knew what the album would be about. "Cosmic" because I make it a habit to try to think beyond myself. I contemplate our role in the universe often and what traces we leave behind in time after we're gone. I also wanted the album to sound spacey and psychedelic. "Bipolar" because I pressed myself to explore both the lighter, euphoric side of my personality as well as the sorrow and pain I carry. I knew this would make the body of songs dynamic and varied. "Nebula" was my last word because I always strive to be shifting, growing and changing, moving beyond myself into new territories of thought and identity.
With all that said I don't think an album about one person would be that interesting and the new album is NOT that. If you read between the lines though you'll see cues into what I believe even if the subject of the song is not literally me. For example there is one song called "Pent-Up Android". It tells the story of a couple that lost each other when worldly possessions and money got in the way of their relationship. I've never been a big fan of materialism but didn't want to merely preach to the listener about it. In this case the fictional couple helps me get my point across more elegantly.
More insights and even song previews coming very soon as I prepare everything needed to launch these new songs into the world!
As always thank you to everyone for the interest and support of my music,
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.