Indie pop singer/songwriter Simon Spire hits the U.S. with a new album titled Four-Letter Words out today! Spire has also released a new video for the single, “Uncomfortable,” from the forthcoming release. Originally from New Zealand, Simon Spire’s musical journey brought him to New York where he has lived for the last few years and where he ultimately wrote and recorded the new material. Four-Letter Words was produced by Rich Mercurio and Lee Nadel with mixing by engineer Brian Malouf (All American Rejects, Michael Jackson, David Gray).
Four-Letter Words, the second album from the Kiwi artist, showcases Spire’s talent for energetic, upbeat pop songs while still managing to cover considerable dynamic ground, highlighting a gift for lyrical depth throughout. Spire reaches for a revealing side, saying “the songs are about being radically true to the core of oneself, to the extent that there is constant openness to and inquiry into what’s driving us.”
Listen to the entire album this week on the AOL Music Listening Party: http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/15
The album’s single, Uncomfortable, was released in September, followed by a video in early October. The video, which is currently being featured on AOL Music, can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXijs5SIoDA
A three-time award winner in the USA Songwriting Competition, and one of U.S. television network Channel One’s Top 20 Artists of the Year, Spire has also landed on the Top 20 and Top 40 airplay charts in New Zealand, with Four-Letter Words debuting at #6 on the New Zealand independent sales chart. The album has garnered advance praise both in the US and New Zealand.
“An exciting emerging songwriter…heartfelt and wise.”
“Indie pop perfection…Simon Spire is going to be a star.”
“Gloriously vulnerable and emotive…Four-Letter Words’ sound is very versatile with comparable moments to Owl City, Ryan Adams and Sufjan Stevens, putting it on par with some greats in the alternative music scene.”
“While I would normally highlight my favorite lyrics, I’ll refrain this time, because I’d be writing them all out. Plus, it’s the music and Simon’s voice that sells this so well.”