By Rachel Skotarczyk | February 14th, 2012
I am in love with this track. “Baby, baby girl your love is like a .45…” — something about that line gets to the heart of this music loving girl and makes me want to spin “Sharpshooter” round, and round… like a record baby!
Not only that, but this groove is so intoxicating, I am helpless when faced with it. The track provokes an instant need to move, and I’ve been shakin’ my booty for about 72 hours straight.
Spree is from Atlanta and seems to be part of the new generation of cross-over hip hop/indie artists bridging gaps and mashing up styles that some my think un-mashable. Akin to Outkast, Cee-lo, or B.O.B, his style is eclectic and ever-changing. Trying to find a voice while cutting and pasting musical history seems to be Spree’s hang up, but it’s a tough thing to achieve effectively.
In my own career, I’ve always heard that I should stick to one style, and my response has always been “HOW boring.” Thus, I appreciate artists like Spree. One shouldn’t be afraid to explore the many facets of creativity, and while some tracks may end-up falling short, others turn out deliciously addicting.
Right now, he’s currently working on his next mixtape, The Spark, due out this March.
So, explore young Spree! If he is capable of making a track like “Sharpshooter,” there’s no tell what else he has up his sleeve.