Record Review: Simon Spire

Simon Spire

No Solid Ground EP

New York, NY

“A young singer-songwriter being true to himself through the gift of song”

Simon Spire is going to be a star, and his first U.S. release, No Solid Ground, is every indication of this.  The young artist’s brand of indie pop perfection is meticulously crafted and carefully accented with electronic elements.  The disc begins with the playful yet profound punch of “Liberate Your Love,” bringing to mind Graham Colton, Pete Yorn, and Ben Kweller.  According to Spire, “’Liberate Your Love’ is a call to free ourselves from our conditioning and to step into the truth of who we are.  The song seeks revolution in what our lives stand for – an individual revolution that reverberates through the collective.”   The next track, “Knocking On An Open Door,” explores the themes of identity and potential through rich textures and an enthusiastic beat.

Spire clearly has the ability to transition from slower ballads to upbeat material, each equally as soul-searching and introspective.  The EP closes with “The Blue Pill,” a delicate piano ballad that showcases his flawless voice as he sings: “Maybe now I should start tellin’ lies, ‘cause I’m too honest.”  Spire is gifted, relatable to all generations, and has the innate ability to pull listeners into his world through songs of a genuine and heartfelt nature.  (Masterpiece Music)

Produced by Rich Mercurio and Lee Nadel

Mixed by Brian Malouf

Remixes by Mike Beck

Mastered by Louie Teran at Marcussen Mastering

www.simonspire.com

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