Melancholy songwriters are a dime a dozen. But only a few draw from their melancholy something as universally edifying as Enno Bunger. In his songs, which oscillate between pop, rock, folk, electronica and rap, he not only draws pictures of his inner life, but also tells stories of people who are close to him, who inspire him with their love and strength. Yes, Enno Bunger is not afraid of pathos. The most recent example of this is “Ponyhof” from Bunger's last album “What touches, that stays” (2019): an ode to friendship with his drummer Nils Dietrich. If you don't recognize a piece of yourself in such songs, you have to have a heart made of stone.