Brittney Spencer has signed a label deal with Elektra and released her debut EP, If I Ever Get There: A Day At Blackbird Studio, via her new label home. The project serves as a taste of what’s to come and a gift to her fans as she records her full-length, debut album.
“We were instantly moved by Brittney’s astounding talent and infectious spirit as soon as we met her,” notes Breanna Duncan, Senior Manager of A&R, Elektra. “She has a natural ability to connect with listeners with her brilliant vocal delivery and her gift at capturing emotions through her songwriting is just remarkable. Brittney Spencer is an absolute gem in the music scene and we couldn’t be more excited that she has chosen Elektra as her label home.”
The three-track EP produced by Daniel Tashian includes the lead single, a cover of The Chick’s “Cowboy Take Me Away,” which has become a staple at Spencer’s live shows. The collection also boasts two standout originals, the coy breakup ballad “Better As Friends,” penned by Spencer and Hailey Whitters, and the heart-wrenching “A Hundred Years,” which she co-wrote alongside Ashley Ray and Sean McConnell.
“Last month, I spent a day at Blackbird Studio recording a live EP,” Spencer shared on socials. “These three songs are some of my favorites to perform live, and they reflect a lot of where my head and heart have been lately–a little sad girl fall, a little gleeful nostalgia. I’ve been touring with some of my absolute heroes, getting to partner with brands I love like Victoria’s Secret (like, what?!), and just being a person feeling my way through my ever-changing, stupid life. Still, writing and creating music has been my honest guide, my emotional safety and my best companion this year, my album is close to finished now! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this musical timestamp my friends and I made at Blackbird.”
“Brittney Spencer is a very special artist, songwriter and person. We are honored that she has put her trust in the Activist team to manage her quickly developing career,” says Matt Maher, Founding Partner of Activist Artists Management.
Activist Partner Caitlin Stone adds, “We are excited for Brittney to begin releasing music and are thrilled for Elektra Records to be her label home. She is so incredibly talented, which is more than evident on this EP, and we can’t wait for her full-length debut album.”
The announcement follows a monumental year for Spencer, who was recently unveiled as one of the faces of Victoria’s Secret’s Undefineable global campaign alongside Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber, Bethann Hardison, Rose Namajunas, and more. The Baltimore native released her breakout single “Sober & Skinny” independently in 2021, which garnered more than 2 million streams.
If I Ever Get There: A Day At Blackbird Studio Track List:
A Hundred Years Old (Brittney Spencer, Ashley Ray, Sean McConnell)
Better As Friends (Brittney Spencer, Hailey Whitters)
Cowboy Take Me Away (Marcus Hummon, Martha Seidel Maguire)
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