The Spencer Lee Band Debuts 'River Water' Ahead Of Debut EP Release: Exclusive

Frank Ockenfels
The Spencer Lee Band

The Spencer Lee Band is taking one last restorative dip in "River Water" before the release of their self-titled debut EP on Friday (Aug. 17).  

Led by Kansas native and Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Spencer Lee, the band infuses full-hearted soul into Lee's confessional lyrics and lived-in sound. However, on the acoustic "River Water," Lee finds strength and salvation at his lowest all on his own. 

"I was homeless in these L.A. streets when I wrote 'River Water," Lee tells Billboard. "Fuck being homeless. It sucks. I want people to keep fighting that good fight. This is for all them still out in those streets at night."

Lee leaves no question that the heart and grit that defines his sound comes from anywhere but his own experience. It's a major shift from the funk pop single "The Wolf" that first gained notoriety for the group on the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack earlier this year, and it only sheds light on the range the band is able to cover. At the center is Lee, who seems comfortable in any setting as long as he can be true to himself. 

The Spencer Lee Band EP drops tomorrow (Aug. 17) via School Boy Records and Republic Records.

Listen to "River Water" below.