Today, New York artist Spencer. shares his latest single ‘Maybe’. A manifesto on the trials of growing up, the song is paired with a video that sees his soul taking a trip directed by Sabrina Nichols. The 21-year-old musician melds R&B with his velvety vocals, hip-hop in his off-kilter beats, funk in his effervescent basslines, and moody indie rock in his reverb-soaked guitar, which he writes, records and produces almost in isolation, even before the quarantine. ‘Maybe’ is preceded by recent singles ‘2 Much’, ‘Automatic’ and ‘Hold It Down’. Spencer. is currently working on his debut full-length album.
Raised by chemists – his mother a Jamaican immigrant and first in her family to attend university, his father a British immigrant with a love of soul music – in Rochester, NY, Spencer Miles Allen credits the city’s rich and underappreciated creative scene for fostering his growth as an artist. Through a love of Erykah Badu and Miles Davis (his middle name’s namesake), an invitation to join a program by the best jazz school in the country and access to an early generation iPad to discover and create music, Spencer. paved his own path.
Less than a year after dropping out of college in the summer of 2018, he’d racked up millions of streams on Spotify with self-released songs ‘Want U Back’ and ‘To Be You’, garnered glowing reviews on both sides of the Atlantic before signing to 4AD. ‘Maybe’ is preceded by recent singles ‘2 Much’, ‘Automatic’ and ‘Hold It Down’. Spencer. is currently working on his debut full-length album.
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