Equanimity by Spener: Album Review
After releasing several singles last year, Spener treats us to a full album filled with about 50 minutes worth of 13 songs. He dedicated 3 years to this LP, and after listening to it, I am at a loss of words at how deftly he features a journey through Jazz, Indie Rock, Hip Hop and Soul – a wild range nobody else could imagine! It has been a long time since I have come across such a versatile male artist.
From So-and-So to the very last track More Power To Ya, you can hear his caliber of expertise in craftsmanship, singing, rapping, and clear crisp productions. He draws from personal experience and fills up this collection with imagery and flashbacks. Using a variety of instruments, clearly delivered lyrics about prophecies, and his personal introspection, he reflects on each of the songs in a daring approach. A personal highlight for me was ‘Dial Away,’ not only for how much soul and indie are infused into it, but I think Spener’s vocals shine through the most in this track. With each individual narration, there’s a stunning way he fills your mind with a compelling mood. From start to finish, he keeps his listeners hooked because he keeps each proceeding number unpredictable. ‘Equanimity’ is quite the adventure of an artist who has a long way to go! Originating in Northern England, he’s been known to dip into Barcelona, bringing his unique and expressive style to life. You can find him on Spotify, and YouTube, and keep up with him on Instagram.
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Review by: Audrey Castel