Soundbite: Prom King by Skylar Spence

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Warning: “Prom King” will make you dance like that stereotypical looney-bin at a red light. This album is full of eleven happy-go-lucky tunes worth bopping your head to  including a few instrumental songs that are remix-worthy. The lyrics are fun and catchy, and I assure you that you’ll have the choruses down by the first spin―that’s how phenomenal Skylar Spence is. Formerly known as Saint Pepsi, Skylar Spence (Ryan DeRobertis) has released multiple albums; however, “Prom King” is Skylar Spence’s first commercial release under this new name. Fun fact: the name is actually a song title from a Saint Pepsi album. Simply put, Skylar Spence is a cheery, electro-pop artist and definitely something that’ll just make anyone―even the grumpiest―dance a little. You can catch Skylar Spence at the Bardot in Miami on Nov. 20.

Favorite tracks: “Fiona Coyne,” “Affairs,” and “I Can’t Be Your Superman”

Perfect if you like: Foster The People and Passion Pit

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