Enter The Kaleidoscopic World Of Artist Mark Westberg
Mark Westberg is a musician of various artistic trades and talents, hailing originally from Seattle, WA and now currently residing in Santa Fe, NM. He loves and appreciates a plethora of musical styles, and personally specialises in the folk-punk, grunge, and rock-and-roll influenced genres as a singer-songwriter and also occasional band member.
Mark plays both electric and acoustic guitar and sings. He primarily writes his own material (and sometimes unique renditions of other people’s work).
“I would like to use what I do artistically, and as a queer and mentally divergent performer, to help inspire others to express themselves authentically, as well as to live their truth.”
Mark’s debut EP ‘Starseed Phantoms’ is an absolute treasure trove of wonder and is proof of the magic of self-expression through music.
In the artist's own words: "Every tune off of “Starseed Phantoms” is based off of a memory, or as I like to think of it, a “ghost” or a “phantom” that lurks around within my mind. Each song is dedicated to a specific and impactful memory, how it made me feel and how it effects me to this day, how I have grown with it since their individual inceptions, and how I have come to reflect on each of these memories with newfound perception. I should also note that I reside on the autism spectrum, and many of us are commonly thought of as descriptors such as “indigo children” or “star seeds”, so I thought it would be kind of fun and interesting to play with the latter term in my EP’s title, and have it be my way of representing myself as an autistic artist writing and expressing myself through an autistic experience and perspective.”
Track Listing: 1. Paranoid Moon 2. Amber Staircase 3. Paralized 4. Sky Full of Vultures 5. The Lament of Pirate Otis 6. Delicate
EP artwork designed by Brie MacQuarrie.