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Ever wondered what music your favourite band listens to? What songs inspire the best songwriters?

In this feature, we’ll speak to some of HOT VOX’s favourite new artists on the gigging scene and find out what songs shaped them to be the musicians and artists they are today and what’s on their Spotify Playlist.

Today’s playlist is curated by Spence

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HOT VOX have raised thousands of pounds for War Child through live gigs and events over the past two years. Now we’re taking RISING online, and with the help of our immensely talented roster of artists, we hope to raise even more vital funds for this valuable cause.

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02 Jul

My Playlist by ... Spence


Spence

Who is Spence?

I am a Spoken word artist who combines a variety of influences into my work. I love music, poetry, reading and creative writing. Skateboarding is also one of my main passions.

For those that don’t know you, describe your act in just a few sentences

Words speaking the truth. Inner truth and outer truth

Now, tell us a song from the first album you ever bought/listened to?

MTV unplugged – Nirvana – The Man Who Sold the World (David Bowie cover) I remember listening to this album a lot as a kid in my mum’s car, I still listen to this unplugged version now. Nirvana’s music, Kurt’s writing and hidden honesty have always attracted me to Nirvana’s music. By far one of my favourite artists.

A song you wish you had written?

Kate Tempest – Europe Is Lost. Kate Tempest is a huge inspiration to me. When I heard her song Europe Is Lost I was blown away by the reality and realness of her music. Her live performances are as spectacular as her recorded music. Additionally, she writes exceptional poetry. I am a huge fan of all of Kate Tempest’s work and Europe Is Lost has hugely influenced my politicised writing.

A song that inspires you?

Nirvana – Dumb. Once again, Nirvana. I have always related to this song on a personal level.

Last song you purchased?

Honestly, it probably would have been Nirvana’s record Bleach. I found an original 1989 UK press online and bought it for just £17!

A song that makes you feel nostalgic?

Neck Deep – Losing Teeth. Title Fight – Neck Deep. These songs explain my teenage years. I used to be a huge pop-punk kid, deep down I still am, I had a phase where all I would wear was band T-shirts from Pop Punk bands such as Neck Deep and emo bands like Title fight… those were the days.

Your favourite sing-along song in the shower?

Somebody To Love – Queen. I have always enjoyed listening to Queen, but since Bohemian Rhapsody (the movie) came out I’ve been really into their music. Freddie’s voice is spectacular. My music taste varies from classical music all the way to heavy metal haha.

A song that confirmed your love for music?

Eminem – Stan This might be a weird one to say that it confirmed my love for music, but this song was probably one of the first songs I listened to that transported me to another world. It’s a very sad and moving song, that at the time (I was 11 Years old), really connected with me and made me feel so drawn into its story it felt like I was in the song. From that moment on I bought all of the Eminem albums on Itunes. I was obsessed and I still am a big fan.

A song you put on when getting ready for a big night out?

Sublime – Santeria. This song is so happy and it always makes me feel elated. It also reminds me of travelling.

The song you put on repeat if you’ve just had your heartbroken?

By far it has to be A part of me – Neck Deep. This song makes you feel like you’ve broken up with someone even if you haven’t. Also, it is a beautifully written song and it makes you feel melancholic.

Your worst guilty pleasure song?

If I like a song I like a song so I wouldn’t consider it a guilty pleasure, but, if I had to choose one it would definitely be September – Earth, Wind & Fire. But honestly, this song is such a tune I wouldn’t even call it a guilty pleasure.

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