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Using his birth name, Spencer. is the solo-project of Rochester-born teenager Spencer Allen. The self-taught singer, songwriter, and classically trained multi-instrumentalist first shared an instrumental STARCASTER EP on Soundcloud in 2016. His vocal debut VISCERAL LOVE followed in August 2017 with the breakout single ”Open Wide.” Curators such as Pigeons & Planes, Evergreen, and Lyrical Lemonade caught onto his follow up single “To Be You” and Spencer’s rise began.
He was picked out by Smokin Grooves Festival and played alongside Thundercat, The Roots, Erykah Badu, and many of his idols on his first trip to California. By that July he connected with Omar Apollo and supported the north east leg of his “W.A.N.T.E.D.” tour, notably playing to an oversold Baby's All Right crowd in Brooklyn, NY.
Spencer’s Want U Back EP earned 1,000,000 streams in just 3 weeks after its release. It was picked up by FADER, PAPER Mag, Beats 1 (Matt Wilkinson), BBC Radio 1Xtra (Jamz Supernova), and playlisted across Spotify and Apple Music’s largest playlists such as POLLEN, Ultimate Indie, Alt R&B, and The Plug.
Now living in Brooklyn, his sound fuses jazz freedom and R&B rhythm while pulling between indie, hip-hop, and lo-fi music, creating something all his own.
“One of the most promising young talents” - Lyrical Lemonade
“Unafraid to wear his heart on his sleeve in front of the world” - PAPER Mag
“A prodigious talent straight out of Rochester, New York, Spencer has glided into the spotlight with his debut release” - The Line of Best Fit