Explore Two Sides of Love via a New Single from St. Louis Duo Spectator
The new single “Waves”—out today from St. Louis dream-pop duo Spectator—is an ethereal waltz through the minds of two lovers. The song moves like flowing water with deep swells, minimalist percussion and smooth, charming vocals.
This is the first single from Spectator’s upcoming second full-length album, “Charlie, Baby,” set to be released April 12. Recorded in St. Louis at Native Sound Recording by Kevin Bachmann (Summer Magic), “Charlie, Baby,” is called “Spectator’s most deliberate work to date.” Each song draws from personal and societal experiences of loss, resulting in lyrical interpretations of “lonely nights, the empty hearts seeking fulfillment and holding onto remembrances of something or someone disappearing from view.”
Spectator consists of husband-and-wife duo Megan Rooney and Jeffrey Albert. They met in 2006 in St. Louis, and after years of playing each other’s songs, they gradually blended their individual ideas to create a new sound. Their first EP, “In The Brick,” was released in 2012, followed by their first full-length album, “The Last Exchange,” in 2015.
Images courtesy of Nate Burrell.