Spectator Announce April 12 Album
Charlie, Baby is the new album from St. Louis dream-pop duo, Spectator. The wife and husband pair weave together this new collection of songs encompassing themes of love, loss, and growth. Each track bends these ideas into different angles, casting prismatic shapes against a darkening haze. Voltaic guitars and percussion dart in one direction while tender vocals and dreamy synth drift in another. Meditative lyrics reveal a sweet sentiment, a warm glow on the horizon. Charlie, Baby will be released April 12 in Scandinavia, Europe, and the US on Nordic Records.
Charlie, Baby is Spectator’s second full-length album and was recorded at Native Sound Recording in Saint Louis. The songs juxtapose the intimacy of personal experience against universal truths. Each song lyrically interprets various forms of transformation, including the loss of loved ones, freedom, and homes, as if examining them under a microscope. The album as a whole takes a step back, connecting the dots of each experience, exploring what is gone but also what is gained through loss. Charlie, Baby reflects on the lonely nights, the empty hearts seeking fulfillment, and the comforting feeling of holding on to memories even as they fade out of focus.
Charlie, Baby Track Listing
- The Only One
- Hold Me Close
- A Dream of You
- Your Things Are Still Here
- Save Me
Spectator consists of wife and husband duo, Megan Rooney and Jeffrey Albert, who first met in 2006 in Saint Louis, Missouri. After years of playing each other’s songs, they began to cultivate their individual ideas that naturally blended together to form Spectator. The duo draws comparisons to the dream-pop sensibilities of Mazzy Star and early Tennis. They’ve shared the stage with Cotton Jones, Tennis, Gardens and Villa, Louden Wainwright, and Kate Nash. They released their first EP, In the Brick, in 2012 and their next album, The Last Exchange, in 2015, both being recorded at Centro Cellar Studio in Columbia, Missouri. Produced by fellow Saint Louis musician, Kevin Bachmann (Summer Magic), who is also featured on bass, Charlie, Baby is being released April 2019 in Scandinavia, Europe, and the US on Nordic Records.