Asheville based artist SoundSpectre just dropped his first EP today, and it is killa. To be fair, I should mention the fact that Stephen Blasy is one of my friends, but that aside, he’s one of the most talented people I’ve met. And just to prove that I’m not being biased, here’s a short little story:
“Love, Dance,” the final song on this EP, is the first SoundSpectre song I ever heard. My friends and I were in the car driving home from MoogFest last year, and he played this song. I didn’t say anything the whole time because A. I was completely blown away, B. I had never heard it before, and C. There wasn’t anything I would have changed about the song, which is rare and the basis by which I critique music. As soon as it ended, I asked, “who WAS that?!” It was SoundSpectre.
I get kind of jaded on new artists as a music journalist because I’m constantly bombarded with press releases and new singles and new albums, so when I’m confronted with new music, I get kind of nervous. But I have loved everything he’s released, and I really do believe in the music, outside of the fact that we’re friends.
The EP is free to download off of Sound Cloud, and I swear to god, your life will be better once you listen to it.