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Art & Life with Caspar Madaus-Brueck

Today we’d like to introduce you to Caspar Madaus-Brueck.

Caspar, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Music has always been the most consistent thing in my life. I moved a lot when I was young and left home when I was 15 years old. Life was constantly changing also within my family at some point but music stayed and seeing my father perform on the big stages of Europe always gave me this certain feeling I couldn’t compare to anything else.
I moved to London and I was eager to perform and be on stages myself. So, I worked in cafes and restaurants during the day and performed in bars and pubs all around town at night. After a year of seeking people that shared the same vision, I got frustrated because I couldn’t find musicians that spoke the same musical language. I decided to make a change and came to LA where I finally found what I was looking for, it was the start of my band Foolish Deep.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I write songs because it always helped me to connect to the deep inside of myself I could never reach otherwise. It starts with melodies I write on the guitar or piano that open the door into very specific emotions. It’s almost like another hidden world that I can only enter by creating something so beautiful and real. Only then, I can live in that moment and try to express and describe it.

That is exactly what I hope to make the listener feel. Life is never entirely alright. We just hope for the brighter moments to happen more frequently in order to feel good and happy but nobody wants to see what’s beneath because everybody is afraid of being hurt. I get the impression that people these days try to numb themselves so they don’t have to face the dark. But what if you swim down so deep and find things that you have never seen or known of? It might make you realize things about yourself. It might help you see things differently.

I see the beauty in the darkness and I hope people will see my music as something that takes them on a journey into the unknown.

I would describe our music as an alternative retro 80’s pop mixed with elements of modern pop. Our sound is very influenced by 80’s artists like Tears For Fears and the Police but also modern artists like the 1975 or Coldplay.

What would you recommend to an artist new to the city, or to art, in terms of meeting and connecting with other artists and creatives?
That is true. Being an artist made me very lonely at times because we see the world a bit differently. In my opinion, an artist is much more in touch with their emotions than others. We are connected to them intensely. Sometimes, deeper than we want to. Nobody told us to be that way that is just what we are. A true blessing but sometimes also a curse. Being able to talk openly about this is rare these days. People are too afraid to be labeled as soft. I think it shows the opposite, it proves courage to be in touch with your emotions. We were given a gift and we can make use of the ability to dive deeper than most people. This might separate you from the rest that does not think that way.
However, I experienced that most people that work in art are very open-minded and friendly. Nobody should be afraid to reach out. Connecting with other artists can be such a great experience because it is happening on a different level. A level where you might have never met anybody else before.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
We are working very hard on our debut EP at the moment which will be released very soon. However, you can find some of our early material on YouTube.

We are performing all around LA if you want to catch a live show.

You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook under @foolishdeep to find out about upcoming shows, music releases, and other news.

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Image Credit:
Kormi Llamar, Armand Muchhala, Arnav Kasbekar, Peter Dive

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