Performer Magazine Simon Spire EP review
posted Mar 13 2012 · 2 Comments
Review by Julia R. DeStefano appearing in the March 2012 print edition of Performer Magazine.
Performer Magazine review link here.
Simon Spire is going to be a star, and his first U.S.
release, No Solid Ground, is every indication of this.
The young artist’s brand of indie pop perfection is
meticulously crafted and carefully accented with
electronic elements. The disc begins with the playful
yet profound punch of “Liberate Your Love,”
bringing to mind Graham Colton, Pete Yorn, and
Ben Kweller. According to Spire, “’Liberate Your
Love’ is a call to free ourselves from our conditioning
and to step into the truth of who we are. The
song seeks revolution in what our lives stand for – an
individual revolution that reverberates through the
collective.” The next track, “Knocking On An Open
Door,” explores the themes of identity and potential
through rich textures and an enthusiastic beat.
Spire clearly has the ability to transition from
slower ballads to upbeat material, each equally as
soul-searching and introspective. The EP closes
with “The Blue Pill,” a delicate piano ballad that
showcases his flawless voice as he sings: “Maybe
now I should start tellin’ lies, ‘cause I’m too honest.”
Spire is gifted, relatable to all generations, and
has the innate ability to pull listeners into his world
through songs of a genuine and heartfelt nature.