Spencer Ludwig Lets Loose In Funky, Freeing 'Just Wanna Dance': Premiere

Jason Peterson
Spencer Ludwig

After releasing a few high-energy tunes in 2017, including "Legend" and "Got Me Like," Capital Cities vet Spencer Ludwig is premiering a brand new single, "Just Wanna Dance." The funky track will make listeners want to join him on the dance floor. 

The Billboard Hot 100 Fest alum let us in on his process while recording the track. "When I wrote the song, I was feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of social media, what it all means and what needs to be done in order to fit in," Ludwig said.

"Just Wanna Dance" finds Ludwig shedding the pressures of a hyper-plugged-in world and not worrying about what’s happening on his social media feeds. 

The artist is inspired by honesty, and the tone he's setting with the lyrics of "Just Wanna Dance" is right on brand. "I want this next phase of music to feel like it cuts right to the core of who I am both lyrically and musically," he said. "During this chapter I’ve tried to listen less and create more. I didn’t want my influences coming through my music more than my own sound. That said, I’ve found inspiration in other like minded artists such as Lauv, Julia Michaels, Khalid and Drake to name a few who have been able to uniquely articulate their experiences and feelings into their music in a simple yet sophisticated style of pop."

In the feel-good track, Ludwig sings that he "doesn’t want to be like them." With co-signs from Chance the Rapper, Maroon 5, and Camila Cabello, it’s evident that the artist’s jazzy pop sound is already setting him apart from the rest. Since going independent, he is more in control of his releases and says "fans can expect to see a lot more material a lot more frequently." That includes a video for this track: "I’ll be releasing the video for 'Just Wanna Dance' very soon and moving forward I plan to release a lot more collaborative records starting with a new song featuring Mexico’s MC Davo," he says. 

Ludwig is currently on tour with Betty Who and will perform at Bonnaroo this summer. From the looks of it, listeners can look forward to a lot more from Ludwig in 2018 -- and expect to dance along.