From the age of nine until he 12-years old Spencer Berger was a burgeoning young talent singing in front of packed houses on the Metropolitan Opera circuit, sharing the gilded stage with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and the likes.
Now, well, he isn’t.
“I had the chance to sing with a variety of large, sweaty, golden-throated dudes in front of thousands,” said Berger, who now creates music in Los Angeles under the moniker Auditorium. “Nowadays, I perform by myself in my bedroom in front of my old He-Man action figures. It’s not quite as grand, but it’s less sweaty, and a good deal more cozy.”
Auditorium dropped a new single earlier this week in “My Grandfather Could Make The World Dance”, and it’s evident that songsmith’s vocal prowess remains, as each syllable is treated with the utmost attention, and each stanza delivered with a grandiosity and bravado that only an artist with a tremendous skill and appreciation for the vocal instrument could provide.
However, amidst this bit of pure chamber-pop beauty is an undeniable sadness, as Auditorium admits amongst a tapestry of glamorous melodies, vocal textures, and skeletal acoustic six string manipulations that though his grandfather could make the world dance, light up a room, and even form friendships with total strangers, such warm tidings were never extended to his grandson.
Stream the single below and and stay tuned for more on Auditorium.