Guided by artistic desire and tremendous curiosity, Robert Lundberg has become a highly regarded photographer and filmmaker lauded for his innovative and versatile documentaries covering music, comedy, art, and film. After spending his youth in Massachusetts, Lundberg moved to New York City as a young man where he could more actively pursue a full-time career in art and film. An individual who is always seeking out the next artistic challenge, Lundberg chose to pursue one of his most ambitious projects at the beginning of last year when he launched his new documentary series entitled Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews.
Debuting last February, the series follows comedians, musicians, fine artists, and actors with his primary objective to gain a particular insight into their creative processes which can only be fully unravelled by truly going behind the scenes. With Uncontaminated Sound, Lundberg’s attempt is to offer an intimate look into all of the rarely seen or known “little things” that take place during interviews and other similar social and private interactions with artists and performers. These features are often unduly edited, offering viewers only individual, preferred moments that are often heavily vetted by producers and editors. But that’s not how Lundberg chooses to go about his work. His chief endeavour is to bring you all of the real, raw, authentic moments that you would never otherwise have the opportunity to experience and enjoy.
After starting off the year on the right foot with his recent conversation with comedian Mike Cannon, Lundberg is back with a brand new episode of Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews. Arguably one of his biggest episodes yet, episode 24 features a conversation with award-winning Canadian singer, songwriter, and musician Sam Roberts. Since the release of his debut EP The Inhuman Condition in 2002, Roberts has become one of the most successful Canadian rock artists of the 21st century. The EP featured the two breakout singles, “Brother Down,” and “Don’t Walk Away Eileen,” which were both featured on Roberts’ 2013 debut full-length release We Were Born in a Flame. Since then, Roberts has released six other studio albums and has established himself as a force in Canadian music, being nominated for 14 Juno Awards, winning a total of six, including the album and artist of the year awards in 2004.
Roberts just released his latest record titled All of Us this past October, and he also serves as a member of the Canadian supergroup Anyway Gang, which also features Chris Murphy of Sloan, Menno Versteeg of Hollerado, and Dave Monks of Tokyo Police Club.
Commenting on his recent conversation with Roberts, Lundberg said, “Sam Roberts is a well-received musician and songwriter who hails from Montreal. The end of last year saw the Sam Roberts Band releasing the new album All Of Us, which was a breath of fresh air in the realm of 2020.
Also showcasing his successful side project The Anywhere Gang in 2020, he collaborated with a Canadian all-star lineup alongside Chris Murphy (Sloan), Dave Monks (Tokyo Police Club) and Menno Veersteeg (Hollerado). Even in a time of a global pandemic, Roberts couldn’t help but do what he loves; write and create music. It’s in his blood. His honest and intimate songwriting has helped him to build connections across the globe as he constantly creates music on his own terms.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Sam right before the holidays, for a thought-provoking conversation regarding his craft, process, history and future.”
Lundberg has many more interviews to come with acclaimed artists who have agreed to be participants in Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews in the coming weeks and months. Lundberg has already been bringing you his ongoing series Uncontaminated Sound which takes a look behind the scenes to get a look at performers before they take the stage. The series has featured Macklemore’s Gemini Tour featuring Eric Nally (formerly of Foxy Shazam) and Xperience, Louie Anderson, Sinbad, Ron English, We Are Scientists, Rufus Wainwright and more. Lundberg’s photography has been highlighted in publications such as Huffington Post, Paste Magazine and more.