Mark C. Westberg (SAG/AFTRA Union) is a queer, gender-fluid, and mentally divergent freelance artist, performer, and musician originally from Seattle, WA and currently residing in Santa Fe, NM. They are a performance graduate with honors from the Santa Fe University of Art & Design (Spring 2014), and also serve as a director on Santa Fe Human Rights Alliance, as well as a team member on CHART Santa Fe. They began the music part of their career around 15 to 16 years of age writing original music, and owe much of their inspiration to travel, experiences, curiosity, and the love and support of their most wonderful friends and family.
Galaxy Disco is an original rock and roll/folk punk tune penned and composed by myself around mid-late 2020, which is inspired by a particular childhood event and includes themes such as youthful rebellion and the concept of finding happiness and light within darkness. Musical influences for this track include David Bowie, David Byrne, The Rolling Stones, Glass Animals, and The Black Keys.
The single starts with the strums of an acoustic guitar which sets a chilled mood, the gripping vocals soon follow and awaken every hair on the back of your neck as you listen to the catchy sound which will have you tapping along.
The lyrics are so relatable, I feel any listener will be able to connect with the lyrics in one way or another. They really draw you into this song and will have you hooked and listening to every single word. I found after listening to this track once I had the lyrics stuck in my head for the rest of that day, sometime this is the worse thing to happen but that was not the case this time. This showed how catchy and relatable I found the lyrics and how much I enjoyed listening to the song.
By Ollie Cooper