Blue haired Bay Area native, lilspirit, has released his debut album, american spirit, out now on 10K Projects/Internet Money Records. Featuring his breakout hit single “droptopbitch,” which currently sits at over 8.5 million streams on SoundCloud, american spirit is a showcase of the young R&B artist’s best work so far and a preview of what’s to come.
At a young age, his vocals are already radio-ready and his
songwriting abilities are top-notch” – Lyrical Lemonade
“lilspirit’s music can be summarized in one word, addictive.” – Ones To Watch
Known for its earnest R&B vocals and addictive pop melodies, American Spirit features production from Omer Fedi (Ella Mai, 24KGoldn, Travis Barker), Internet Money’s Taz Taylor (Drake, Trevor Daniel, Lil Baby) and Nick Mira (Post Malone, Juice WRLD, YoungBoy Never Broke Again). According to lilspirit, he plans “to go to the top… to be a star,” and American Spirit proves that the ambitious, young artist is ready for it.
Born Geno Gitas, lilspirit grew up in the Bay Area and started playing piano as a little kid, later taking up guitar and drums. At the age of 14, he began producing his own music with the help of Garage Band and beats lifted from YouTube, mining inspiration from the underground rappers he’d discovered on SoundCloud. Soon after dropping out of high school his sophomore year, lilspirit headed down to L.A. to live with his sister—a dark-pop singer/songwriter who makes music under the name Ellise. Along with producing a number of songs for Ellise, lilspirit continued working on his own material, increasingly tapping into his incredible talent for crafting melodies.
Last October, lilspirit put out a self-produced single called “Ugly,” a stark R&B-pop song speaking the unapologetic truth about a toxic relationship. In a drastic departure from the emo-rap-leaning tracks he’d previously released, “Ugly” showed off lilspirit’s soulful vocals and sophisticated sense of melody (a gift partly honed through his classical training in piano). As his following grew exponentially, the 19-year-old artist soon caught the attention of Internet Money Records/10K Projects, who signed lilspirit to a record deal just a month after “Ugly” premiered.
A highly prolific writer and musician who spends nearly every day in the studio—and recorded more than 80 songs in the past two months alone—lilspirit hopes that outpouring might leave a positive impact on his audience. “It touches my heart when fans reach out and tell me that a song I wrote helped them get through a hard time in their lives,” he says. “But at the same time, I’m not really thinking about all that when I’m writing. I’m just making music because I love to make music, so making any kind of song feels like therapy for me.”
- back to life
- nobody else
- never coming home
- on my toes
- come home
- whenever ur dying
Listen to american spirit:
Apple Music: https://lilspirit.lnk.
YouTube Music: https://lilspirit.lnk.
Amazon Music: https://lilspirit.lnk.
Amazon (Download): https://lilspirit.
Google Play: https://lilspirit.lnk.
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