Skylar Spence At The Earl

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The Bowery presents:
Skylar Spence - Prom King Fall Tour
w/ Mark Redito FKA Spazzkid, The Colour Negative
Wednesday November 18
The EARL
8:30pm Doors // $12 ADV
Tix: http://bit.ly/SkylarSpenceATL
Twitter: @skylar__spence

Skylar Spence - https://soundcloud.com/skylarspence

For his Carpark debut, Skylar Spence takes a step away from the more genre-shuffling styles of his Internet releases to focus his skills on high-power pop. The title track of the "Fiona Coyne" 7-inch is an uplifting tribute to fantastical romance and the joyous dreams pop culture can provide. Mastermind Ryan DeRobertis lays down a funky guitar riff and bass line of Chic-quality to tease our senses before tickling us silly with the chorus' ecstatic horns. "My love's on the silver screen/ she's always playing make believe," sings the 21-year-old songwriter, playing a bit of make-believe himself. The song, named after a certain graduate of Degrassi Community School, acts out the fantasy of dating a TV star and plays with the idea that music can be something of a catalyst for romance.

The b-side, "Fall Harder," is a lovelorn hit about a somewhat unattainable beauty. "You've got me under your spell/ and baby, I couldn't fall harder," DeRobertis sings over an Orange Juice-worthy riff and electronic subtleties like the sound of a Galagabattle. For this 7-inch, DeRobertis wrote danceable love songs with a nostalgic aesthetic to the production "because I think nostalgia is inherently narcissistic and I'm currently very into the idea of exploring the connection between nostalgia and narcissism," he says.
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By: The Bowery Presents South