Spencer Anthony


Ian Imhof


Spencer Anthony grew up like most kids from the picturesque midwest suburbia of Cincinnati, OH; focused on school, sports and hanging out with friends. However, at the age of fifteen he decided to shift his focus away from the path laid out for him. In a few short months his life was transformed when he made the decision to pursue his passions for music and acting. With a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck, he quickly went from a normal high school kid in Ohio, to a multi-talented entertainer fielding a number of opportunities and living part-time in Los Angeles.

Now eighteen, Anthony is striving to craft his musical identity as both a singer and songwriter. With his blend of pop and rock, he looks to craft a sound that bridges the two genres and create songs where both styles are apparent, yet complementary. Regardless of what genre one may categorize a piece of music into, his belief is that good music is good music, period.

Anthony’s first EP, Words to Hide Behind, coming out in Early 2017 will be a collection of songs detailing the issues of growing up, and how sometimes we mask our problems from even those closest to us. The first single, “Monsters” is about the feeling of anxiety and its affect on people in your everyday life. Using metaphor, the song’s chorus describe putting your problems on a shelf to avoid solving them, while the bridge is more straightforward, breaking down into a moment of deep panic. The song culminates with an acoustic variant of the chorus, changing to note that even in the thick of turmoil, there is hope. The rest of the EP showcases Anthony's range, with the second song, “Chase” being a more to the point acoustic pop sing-along that is easy to connect with. The third song, “Happy Pill” starts out focused on electronic synthesizers and pop vocals, but is then catapulted into an anthemic stadium rock chorus.

At the end of the day, Spencer Anthony's mission is to make great, timeless music that truly connects with people. With a handful of great music, Anthony’s real journey is just beginning.

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04.14.17//Spencer Anthony Delivers Hopeful Message in New EP, 'Words To Hide Behind'

Spencer Anthony Delivers Hopeful Message in New EP, 'Words To Hide Behind'

Cincinnati, OH – Indie-pop/songwriter, Spencer Anthony released his latest project, Words To Hide Behind, an eclectic EP that relays a hopeful message to listeners. Anthony aimed to release an EP that resonates with many people and has the power to radiate hope to those who need it. Words To Hide Behind is now available for download and streaming worldwide.

A collection of electric indie-pop anthems produced by Mike Pepe (SLEEPLUST, Taking Back Sunday), Words To Hide Behind has something to offer for everyone. The first single off the EP, “Monsters” is a gripping track that takes listeners into the deepest, most vulnerable thoughts of someone who suffers from anxiety.  The song acts as a beacon of hope and sets the theme for the rest of the EP. Other featured tracks, “Chase” and “Happy Pill” are honest and raw, and each song is distinctly different from the other. “Chase” is composed of soft guitar plucks and vulnerable lyrics, while “Happy Pill” has upbeat tones that exude uplifting feelings at first listen. It was important for Anthony to write music that people can connect with. The diversity heard on Words To Hide Behind makes it effortlessly intriguing and relatable. “The title, Words to Hide Behind, is about the masks that we wear in everyday life,” explains Anthony.  “We hide from our feelings by saying words and phrases that don't really tell the truth.  We bottle things up and deal with them in an unhealthy way, and all three of these songs heavily address that.”

Originally from Cincinnati, Spencer Anthony immersed himself in music and acting at age fifteen. Instead of focusing on sports and hanging out with friends, he geared his focus on what could be, instead of what was. This led him to splitting his time between Los Angeles and his hometown. Now eighteen, Anthony is determined to craft his musical identity as both a singer and a songwriter with a goal to create timeless music that connects with people.

With a perfect blend of pop and rock, Words To Hide Behind is infectious, yet raw. The strong messaging relayed throughout the EP is captivating and easily relatable. Download or stream Words To Hide Behind now on your favorite digital platform. This is just the beginning for Anthony’s journey; be sure to follow him at SpencerAnthony.com.