SPENCER. - ARE U DOWN? COMPACT DISC
SPENCER. / ARE U DOWN? - Born and raised in Rochester, NY, to chemist parents who presciently gifted him the middle name Miles (for Miles Davis), a career in music beckoned from an early age with 4-year-old Spencer. Lobbying his Jamaican mother and British father for trumpet lessons in tribute to his namesake. Rochester's rich and underappreciated creative scene nurtured his musical skills, and he won a place on a summer jazz program at the city's prestigious Eastman School of Music in his teens. A self-taught producer who has always recorded in isolation, he started self-releasing home recordings in 2018, and eventually dropped out of college when his EP Want U Back became a word-of-mouth hit. Now transplanted to the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bed Stuy, Spencer. #is a main player in a tight-knit and supportive creative community that also boasts Clairo, Snail Mail, Claud, Advisry, Binki, Cautious Clay and Triathlon amongst it's burgeoning talent. Written, recorded and produced by Spencer. #during the pandemic, Are U Down's 11 songs blend R&B, hip-hop, funk, indie, pop, jazz and soul to create a sound that feels both analog and digital, honoring 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.