Hot on the heels of his solo debut release ‘Sticky Dancefloor’ earlier this year – Aaron Spencer brings us another ode to our beloved UK nightlife with track ‘Flower‘.
The Cumbria-born, Liverpool-based musician once again demonstrates his blend of gritty northern charm and 00’s indie nostalgia.
Straight from the off – we’re immersed into the buzz of a (very much missed) night out – with the rowdy crowds and blaring sirens of the city. Originally composed as a bedroom demo during lockdown – ‘Flower‘ has blossomed into a full band track (put down at Oscillate Recordings) with biting guitar lines, steady drums and an upbeat melody.
Spencer’s vocals retain much of his northern tones as he tells of a character we’ve probably all seen in the pubs and clubs – but maybe been too quick to judge. The sing-a-long chorus outlines a vulnerable young woman who behind the glam makeup and outfit is just going through the motions.
“She’s out on Saturday night / She feels alive / She’s going home with him / She feels desired / Little do they know / She’s a flower trying to grow”
As catchy as the track may be, there’s a depth to its theme that is both observational and sympathetic. Its a reflection that despite appearances – we’re all just trying to figure out our place in life. The particular setting of a night out– where emotions and drinks run high – seems deliberate as Aaron explained “Nights out have always been influential for my songwriting. There’s an air of escapism, remedy and even desperation.” Reminiscent of Courteeners and early Arctics perhaps – its certainly a relatable topic for many of us.
Aaron Spencer is an artist sure to grow on you and ‘Flower‘ is a snappy second offering indeed.