Friend: Wait, what is spy radio again?
Me: It’s a music project.
Wait…what does that mean?
Haha, we get that a lot, Race Bannon and me. It’s a fair question. Usually a listener gets introduced to music through an identifiable image of the artist or a distinct sound. Most of the time, however, the image of the artist overshadows the sound.
Race Bannon and I want to do something with this project that introduces music in a truly OG way to listeners:
First, creating an image that is fun, interesting, and really allows the listener to focus on the MUSIC. We are not hating on any artist out there whose music career is driven by their image. We get that. Image is a part of this job, like it or not. Our thought is, why not- especially since we have a sound that lends itself to pushing boundaries- use image in a way that really brings the focus back to the music? Before there were cameras and TV, magazines and a million gadgets that connect us all together, someone chose a song to listen to based entirely on the sound. Our goal is to utilize image in a way to bring that focus back.
Second, we have spent 6+ years honing the sound and musical ideal of spy radio. It’s a sound that is different and always evolving. And without a traditional image to be tied to, we truly have the freedom to challenge the listener with boundary-breaking tunes. We also believe that music isn’t made in a void, and that collaboration is where artists can really come up with something new. You will be hearing more than one voice, sound, and musical style over the course of the next year, so stay tuned…
I hope this helps to clear things up, though the definition of Spy Radio is meant to be ever-changing, so further clarification will most likely be needed in the future. Until then, any other questions/comments/inqueries are welcomed.
Thanks for reading.