Some people are tragically stuck in the past, like the moms who think the Black Eyed Peas are so hot right now (Hansel voice from Zoolander). Jonathan Visger, musically known as Absofacto, is not one of those people. Absofacto is the future. The Michigan-based pop musician, formerly a member of Mason Proper, recently stopped by Baeble to jam and tell us a little bit about what goes on inside his innovative mind. What we foundAbsofacto doesn't care about being cool. Something we all wish we could say. "I'm not interested in doing something that's just cool and just stylistically feels cool, like fashionit has to mean something, it's about trying to find magic", he explained. Well after performing three songs in our sessionthe magic was definitely found, and it filled the room. And we can confirm that Absofacto reeks cool without even trying.
Lyrically and sonically, there are endless levels to Absofacto's songs and projects. His EP titled Thousand Peaces is reflective of his own personal conflicts, but also greater conflicts happening around the world. At the very core of his music lies that indescribable feeling or emotion that makes music specialwe would describe it if we could. In the session, Abso brought his space pop beats and soothing voice, but was also accompanied by a drummer, guitarist, and bassist. The first song, "Done With Love" was a beautiful game of vocal volleyball, as Absofacto went back and forth with Katie, his bassist. After the duet, Abso continued with "Dissolve", a track that made a lot of internet noise. He concluded the session with "Light Outside".
As pop continues to move forward, so does Absofacto. He's down with the futuristic weird pop music and so are we. So, if you're a little stuck in the past and need some new sounds in your life, check out our Baeble NEXT Session with Absofacto.
Absofacto is the solo project of songwriter/producer Jonathan Visger. Through a handful of unique projects, Visger became a fixture of Michigan's indie rock scene and in 2008 began recording his solo work under the Absofacto moniker, self-releasing singles and EPs via Bandcamp and on his own website. Fusing intelligent, often surrealist songwriting with a strong emotional core, he created a stylistically fluid sound that pulled from bedroom pop, art rock, and electronic music. In 2011, his catalog of early singles was compiled into an elaborate full-length release titled Sinking Islands. Subsequent releases included 2013's [Loners] EP as well as a series of stand-alone singles including "History Books" and "Dissolve," the latter of which went viral, topping the Hype Machine charts in 2015 and garnering millions of Spotify streams. In early 2017, Absofacto was featured on the song "Trouble" by New York EDM duo the Knocks. Having relocated to Los Angeles, Visger signed with Atlantic Records, which issued his next two singles, "Light Outside" and "Endless Summer," later that year.