This week’s installment of Art of the Song features singer-songwriter Simon Spire.
From his website:
“He calls himself a New Yorklander. Originally from New Zealand, Simon Spire’s musical journey drew him to New York where he recorded his latest album, Four-Letter Words. Spire’s songs traverse the ground between upbeat alt-pop and singer-songwriter introspection, investigating both individual and collective transformation and exploring the boundaries of identity and human potential.
A three-time award-winner in the USA Songwriting Competition, Spire has been featured on MTV, NPR, NBC, AOL, Voice of America, and radio stations throughout the U.S., while also featuring in the Top 20 and Top 40 airplay charts in New Zealand where Four-Letter Words debuted at #6 on the independent sales chart. Drawing comparisons to Sufjan Stevens, John Mayer, and Ryan Adams, Spire has been described as ‘a rising star with an extraordinary talent for forthright and introspective songcraft.'”