“Angel City,” is Spencer Day‘s most complex concept album to date, with all-new original songs, as well as concert favorites and a few reimagined interpretations of previous recordings. “Angel City” will mark the completion of Day’s seventh album.
The city of dreams is built on projections and fantasy, light and darkness. Using the fabled City of Angels as a backdrop, “Angel City” continues Spencer’s meditations on love, fame and narcissism. The album’s inspiration comes from Spencer’s struggles to maintain his own artistic integrity and authenticity in a world which so often values neither. Incorporating slices of life from the legends and nobodies who built the place, “Angel City” will include some concert favorites including “The Ghost of the Chateau Marmont” and “72 and Sunny.”
Day has a wonderfully descriptive songwriting style that makes you feel like you are there. His smooth vocals lead you through the heartache of Day’s perceptions on Hollywood. The songs tap on success, sex, money, the phoniness and pretension, yet “I believe in the Hollywood ending” is filled with the hope of dreams. “I Got Love” (“Gold Digger”), “Lost in LA,” and and “California Yes,” are highlights.
The hauntingly beautiful “Ghost of the Chateau Marmont” and “72 and Sunny,” are written to be a new musical.
Widely regarded for his original songs that blend compelling melodies, smart lyrics and lush arrangements, Spencer Day has wooed audiences at venues all over the world including Birdland in New York, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Jazz Alley in Seattle, the Pacific Rim Jazz Festival in Manila, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and Tanglewood Music Center in Boston, as well as on national television including “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” His hit song, “Till You Come to Me,” reached the number one spot on the Contemporary Jazz Billboard charts. His last album, “Daybreak,” debuted at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart and reflects Day’s roots in the Great American Songbook.
Once a Harry Connick Jr.–inspired entertainer, Star Search finalist and dreamy crooner, Spencer Day has become a compelling and quirky singer-songwriter, whose tunes are touched by jazz, classical, country and German cabaret. In his new set, he celebrates the release of his seventh album, Angel City.
You can see Spencer Day at The Green Room 42, 570 10th Ave on August 17th at 7pm. This is a do not miss!