This fall is shaping up to be a big one for Skylar Spence. After last week’s release of Ryan Hemsworth’s remix of Skylar’s summer anthem “Can’t You See”, he is back today to share new single “I Can’t Be Your Superman”. Speaking about the track, Skylar said the song is about “a friend of mine who was living very dangerously for a while. Around the time I wrote the song, I realized I was an enabler of this behavior by not acknowledging the problem, but things soured as soon as I opened my mouth about it.”
The track’s release also comes in conjunction with the launch of skylarspence.com and the announcement that Skylar Spence will be playing a record release show for his forthcoming Prom King on September 25th at Palisades in Brooklyn alongside longtime cohort Ricky Eat Acid. Shortly after the record release show, Skylar will embark on his US fall tour, joined on the West Coast by Kero Kero Bonito.
Check out “I Can’t Be Your Superman”, Ryan Hemsworth’s remix of “Can’t You See” and all tour dates below. Visit skylarspence.com for more info.
“Can’t You See” is the first single from Skylar Spence’s forthcoming album “Prom King” out September 18th on Carpark Records. Skylar Spence is New York-based songwriter and producer Ryan DeRobertis, formerly known as Saint Pepsi. Pre-order the album here.
After a big 2014 that saw the evolution of his sound grow from his roots in sample-based music to pure pop with his debut 7″ for Carpark Records, Ryan DeRobertis is back today to announce that Saint Pepsi is no longer due to legal reasons, but his project will continue on as Skylar Spence. The name’s genesis is a play on a character name from Woody Allen’s “Everyone Says I Love You,” which is apt given samples from that movie appear on Hit Vibes and that in the movie “the main personal relationships and romances are conveyed in a very surreal and melodramatic way,” said Ryan. In this way it seems a perfect transition for DeRobertis given the sound of his most recent 7″.
To celebrate the change of project name and tide fans over until the release of his debut LP in 2015 for Carpark, Skylar Spence is sharing the teaser for a new song. It also comes in conjunction with the announcement that Skylar Spence will be performing at this year’s Hangout Fest in Alabama, as well as DJing with ILoveMakonnen collaborators Phantom Posse at Silent Barn in New York. Moving forward, all Skylar Spence live shows will feature a full band — this set up will debut at Hangout Fest and be showcased at festivals all over this summer. Check out the new song teaser above and see below for Hangout Fest details.
01/19 Brooklyn, NY – Silent Barn (DJ Set) *
05/15-17 Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Fest
* = w/ Phantom Posse