The Spencer Lee Band, ‘Kissing Tree’ | Track Review
Up-and-coming pop-rock band The Spencer Lee Band thrill on their debut, funk-soul-infused single, “Kissing Tree.”
The Spencer Lee Band kicks things off with a bang. The up-and-coming pop-rock collective introduces themselves to the world with a thrilling, funk-soul-infused single, “Kissing Tree.”
Initially, “Kissing Tree” is accompanied solely by rhythm guitar, playing just two chords. The chorus appears shortly after the simple intro, sporting smooth, soulful vocals by Spencer Lee. Those vocals encompass magnificent falsetto and vocal harmonization. Lyrically, the chorus is quite memorable.
“Girl, just come with me / Feel your fantasy / I want to see you underneath this old kissing tree / Hold my hand, sweet love / Bless the stars above / I want to see you underneath this old kissing tree.”
After flaunting sick falsetto on the chorus, Lee contrasts, exhibiting full-bodied, middle-register vocals on the first verse. The addition of snaps ‘broaden the horizons’ on the second iteration of the chorus, preceded by a string chord hit. Full-fledged, funky production appears on the second verse, including a clavinet reminiscent of the 70s. The lead vocals are chocked-full of swagger, attitude, and rhythm. The ad-libs are a selling point throughout, specifically towards the end of the record.
All in all, “Kissing Tree” sounds refreshing, yet soulful and throwback. This is a fantastic debut single from The Spencer Lee Band, without question. It’ll be interesting to see what else the band has to offer.