Guided by artistic desire and a true lover of artistry in all of its forms, Robert Lundberg has become a highly regarded photographer and filmmaker, lauded for his innovative and versatile documentaries covering the worlds of music, comedy, art, and film. After spending his formative years in Massachusetts, Lundberg moved to New York City where he more actively pursued a full-time career in art and film. Uniquely focused on seeking out the next big artistic challenge, Lundberg chose to pursue one of his most ambitious projects at the beginning of 2020 when he launched his new documentary series entitled Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews.

Debuting in February, 2020, the series follows comedians, musicians, fine artists, and actors with Lundberg’s primary goal to gain a particular insight into their creative processes which can only be thoroughly deciphered by truly going behind the scenes. With Uncontaminated Sound, Lundberg’s purpose 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. Mainstream features are often heavily and unevenly edited, offering viewers only individual, preferred moments. In contrast, Lundberg is dedicated to delivering to you all of the real, raw, authentic moments that you would never otherwise have the opportunity to experience.

For episode 45, Lundberg has unveiled one of his most memorable conversations yet. He recently had the great pleasure of speaking with the one and the only Matt Mays, one of Canada’s most premier indie rock artists. In a career that has now spanned two decades, Mays has done and seen it all, releasing eighth studio albums, including 2012’s Coyote, winner of that year’s Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year.

While so many artists have been left stalled by the events of the last year and a half, Mays has taken the opportunity to challenge himself as a musician, songwriter, and producer, which has resulted in perhaps the most productive period of his lengthy career. He spent much of his time in quarantine last year recording his eighth record Dog City, released last September, via Sonic Records. The album was a spontaneous project for Mays, hatched only after the COVID-19 pandemic began. A truly monumental release, Dog City is a concept album written from the perspective of a rescue dog, a topic near and dear to Mays’ heart.

Mays followed up the release of Dog City with a new live album and concert film titled From Burnside With Love, issued this past February also through Sonic Records. The album was recorded and filmed in front of a live studio audience at the Burnside Industrial Park in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Featuring a mega set of 24 songs, the album features songs that span Mays’ entire career, performed unplugged, like you have never heard before.

Matt Mays

Lundberg has more interviews to come with acclaimed artists who have agreed to be a part of 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.