Skyla Spencer: You Said You’d Call Me
By George Peden
There’s more smiles here than a Colgate ad. American country
newcomer Skyla Spencer beams out from every picture opportunity on
her debut release, You Said You’d Call Me. And
she’s got every reason to smile. Her debut is getting radio play
both local and abroad, and she’s obviously confident with her song
writing prowess, having written all 10 tracks on the CD.
In tow with a sprightly band of session musos, this psychology
and dance degree graduate is embarking on a musical career that
started at the age of 13 while singing in her cousin’s band.
“Overall I would describe my music as up-lifting, fun, great
for dancing, with a unique sound,” says Spencer.
It’s a description that sits well with tracks like “You Said
You’d Call Me” and “Chuga Choo Choo” a karaoke anthem that
according to Spencer’s bio made #1 on the Indie World chart in
2002. While the album rocks and bops, there are some telling
tunes one in particular, “If I Were Rain”.
“I wanted to write a song that sends a powerful message and
makes a clear statement,” says Spencer of the song dedicated to
serving troops overseas. “This song talks about the troubles we
are currently facing and how to deal with them.”
The album is out now and is available through Skyla Spencer’s