SINGLE NEWS: Leeds-based pop troubadour Spielmann returns with new single, ‘A Better Man’


Multi-instrumentalist songwriter, composer and producer Spielmann has released his new single, ‘A Better Man’. Inspired by the classic NYC indie scene, ‘A Better Man’ is Spielmann matching his sparkling synth sounds and cloud-busting choruses with a wry, observational humour akin to that of The Walkmen and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy.

‘A Better Man’ tells the age-old story of the kind of men who know they’re not right, don’t always have to speak or don’t need to have an opinion but, despite all that, just can’t help themselves. Spielmann’s self-aware, in media res opener, “…Then it hit me that I’d been talking for hours,” serves as the beginning of a rousing reflection on how these men might start to work on themselves, or indeed not.

Spielmann on ‘A Better Man’ “A Better Man AKA The Kind Of Guy You’d Tell Your Friends About is thematically borne out of sitting in a lot of rooms with a lot of tedious men, not saying I’m not one of them. Probs my favourite lyrics I’ve written so far, It’s a new set closer that always boots off nicely to end the live show, some good foot on monitor action.”

Spielmann upcoming shows

Friday 17th November – Dareshack, Bristol (w/ Antony Szmierek)
Saturday 16th December – A Very Spielmann Christmas, Leeds (Secret Venue)

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