MUSICIAN & SONGWRITER
"A beautiful combination of modern Americana with classic singer-songwriter vibes."
Ear to the Ground Music
"New music at its best... pure passion
and love for musical detail."
Berlin On Air
"Elegant chamber folk"
Picture Palace promo video with live in-studio performances and commentary.
Live in-studio performance of
The Spirit Moves Me with Isabel Juárez.
Recorded in Rock Izar Studios, Bilbao.
Lyric video for Picture Palace.
Eleven years ago David Burnett left his native Phoenix, Arizona for a small town near Granada, drawn to the stillness and beauty of Andalusia. However, the silence quickly turned into a black hole, and David decided to trade the peace of the countryside for the hustle and bustle of Madrid. It was there, with his newfound anonymity, that he was able to begin collecting the many stories transpiring all around him.
Because David Burnett is a musician, yes. But first and foremost he is a storyteller. A boy who tries to convince a girl to go to the movies with him by making big promises ("I won’t always be working in a laundromat, eating beans from a can"), a doorman who describes his routine with great delicacy, or a man who begs the illusionist to reveal the secrets of happiness. They are all precious characters whose words do not have an expiration date.
But not only the words sound eternal. So does the music. David Burnett’s music sounds like the songs your parents listened to on Sunday morning while preparing breakfast, timeless tunes that seem all but indestructible. It will remind many of the hits of the '60s written in the Brill Building, James Taylor and Paul Simon. If you ask David he will also mention Nick Drake, Martin Simpson and Laurel Canyon. He will tell you about his childhood dedicated to the saxophone and jazz, about his adolescence full of Americana. And he will ask you kindly to take your time while listening to his songs. Because, as the boy says to the girl just before going into the movie theatre: "I'm destined for glory, but it won't be the overnight kind."