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Spellling shares new song “Little Deer,” announces album

The Turning Wheel is out June 25 via Sacred Bones.

April 14, 2021
Spellling shares new song “Little Deer,” announces album

A new project from Bay Area singer-songwriter Spellling is on the way. The Turning Wheel drops June 25, a couple of years after sharing Mazy Fly, a strong album of experimental R&B music. "Little Deer," the first single from The Turning Wheel, drops today, and continues Spellling's eclectic, genre-defying streak wrapped in a warm and funky atmosphere.

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Read Spelling's statement on the album below:

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“‘Little Deer’ is definitely a thesis track. I feel that way because it not only showcases the greatest range of instrumentation that is featured on the album, but also because it accomplishes this strong impression of theater that I was striving for with the album as a whole. I’m especially proud of the lyrics. The challenge with the lyric writing was being able to speak to really large concepts like karma, reincarnation and the cycle of life without making the song sound burdened. I wanted the lyrics to match the grandeur of the instrumentation but still be easy to sing along to. I figured out a way to build the lyrics using a lot of abstract language that is still singable but odd in a way that I hope makes it memorable.”

Spellling shares new song “Little Deer,” announces album