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Get Well Soon

Konstantin Gropper has studied popular music in Mannheim, Germany. That is what almost every article on the songwriter and his band Get Well Soon mentions and comments. Indeed his upbringing and education might be uncommon for pop musicians as the son of two teachers is classically trained on several instruments and therefore was able to record his sophisticated debut album all by himself. But the music of Get Well Soon is certainly not defined by the theoretical knowledge Gropper brings with him. It gains its complexity from the deep emotional impression he creates with his songs, his stunningly dark voice and the different layers of sounds – guitars, violin, trumpet, saxophone and more – that naturally grow together when his lengthily named pieces of music take off in the chorus and unfold their uplifting power. In an interview Konstantin Gropper said he would like the idea of people thinking that his songs sound somehow golden. Some may find that pretentious as some may also find Groppers dandy-like band photos pretentious, but he is certainly not the kind of artist that sticks to superficiality. Behind the golden glance there is a lot more to discover what you might not realise at first sight or listen – for example Gropper’s self-ironic kind of humour, when he surprisingly pulled out his very special kind of glasses during our shooting.

  • Posted: June 2, 2008
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Simon Brugner
  • Photography: Simon Brugner