We introduced Found Space here in May with debut single “Don’t Let Go“. For those who missed: Found Space is the project of Spencer Smalley, who has been writing songs since he was 8 years old. His first song was an overt anti-war hyperbole. The same kid, with a longing for peace, is at the heart of Found Space. After quite a few trials and tribulations Spencer decided to dive inward and make a solo project to truly be proud of. Found Space was born. Stylistically, Found Space revels in the sounds of indiepop, dreampop, shoegaze and more 80’s spaces, often with the assistance of his friends Jackson Phillips of Daywave and Lily Mehera.
As I mentioned before, I was kind of hearing and hoping that Found Space would pick up where Hazel English left off, and I must say that, so far, I wasn’t let down. The new Found Space single “Shadows” was released on the 21st of September and is a sunny joy to the world in these “darker” days. Despite its title, the song envelops you like a warm blanket and the chorus just makes you wanna whirl around whilst gazing at the blue sky. According to Spencer, “Shadows” started with a simple acoustic guitar sketch (as most Found Space songs), like one of those moments where the song just came out of nowhere. The resulting demo was produced by Spencer and then produced by Jackson Phillips for an upgraded Indie Pop makeover.
Spencer on “Shadows“: “This is what it’s like to have everything you’ve ever wanted, only to be dissatisfied. Maybe it’s because we are too caught up in the way things look. Our physical shells cast a shadow. We seek an answer and naturally look to the next deepest thing. We stumble upon this shadow. This reflection of our shining armour. This shadow cast by an empty vessel of a body. But it feels like the shadow is wrong. That is the power of the shadow. It reminds us that there is an entirely different game to play. A game outside of shadows and corners. A game of true depth. “