Spencer Ludwig’s “Jungle In Me” is the calm before the storm and the storm itself

Step into the wilderness with the singer-trumpeter.

May 15, 2019

If you've learned anything from being forced to over-analyze Lord of the Flies in school, other than Piggy is an awful name for a friend, it's that there's a constant battle between the id and the superego in all of us. What Spencer Ludwig might contend is the importance of letting that raw, primitive energy out more often than not. And his new video, "Jungle In Me," is his catchy backing argument.

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Formerly of the band Capital Cities, Spencer has set out, trumpet in hand, to make his own brand of pop to play out at parties or aggressively work out to in private. His latest video brings the song title to life by diving into the depths of the jungle. The styling for the video aligned as well as Spencer explained in an email: "We ended up showing more skin than I anticipated but probably because animals don’t wear clothes in the wild and since most of the video was shot 'in the wild' it felt natural to show more skin."

Given the nature of the video, we had to see what spirit animal Spencer felt closest to and he replied, "I relate to the chimpanzee because of how wild and free they are to live passionately and without fear. I also like to climb and perform on top of things that shouldn’t be climbed on or hung upside down from. However, I am unfortunately allergic to bananas."

Check out the music video above and catch him on tour at the dates below.

5/19 Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Fest
5/30 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
5/31 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *
6/1 Sonoma, CA @ Sonoma Pride Festival
6/2 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
6/3 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues *
6/5 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren *
6/7 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *
6/8 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater*
6/9 Houston, TX @ House of Blues *
6/13 East New York, NY @ Hornblower Infinity
6/22 Chicago, IL @ Winnetka Music Festival
6/28 Brooklyn, NY @ the Freehold (Le Trumpet Residency Finale)

* Opening for Fonseca

Spencer Ludwig’s “Jungle In Me” is the calm before the storm and the storm itself