Are U Down?: Vinyl LP
Release Date: 4th May
Modern liquid funk and soul, its got a washed and bleached out haze, a dreamlike state but there's some heft in the grooves that are pretty irresistible.
For those who dig: Erykah Badu, early early Rex Orange County, Raphael Saadiq, Bilal, infinite bisous...
Written, recorded and produced by Spencer. during the pandemic, ‘Are U Down?’ blends R&B, hip-hop, funk, indie, pop, jazz and soul to create a sound that feels both analogue and digital, honouring the past whilst staying firmly in the present.
Spencer. has integrated neo-soul vocal fireworks, hip-hop flow and pop ambition into an album steeped in all the feels of a New York summer.
The album includes the singles ‘No Direction’ which Spencer. performed for the GRAMMY’s Play At Home series, ‘MyLuv’ and ‘Lonely As I Ever Was’, as well as the standout track ‘U Around?’, which was prominently featured on episode five of the latest season of the HBO hit-show ‘Insecure’.
The record also features 4AD labelmate Becky And The Birds (vocals on ‘After The Show’), Luke Diamond (guitars) and Jake Aron (some additional production).