In our latest AMBY interview, we speak with Columbus’ self-taught singer and songwriter Spencer Sutherland. Enjoy our exclusive interview with the pop / R&B artist as we discuss acoustic releases, covering songs, go-to running tracks, and past jobs.
AMBY: Hello Spencer, welcome to AMBY! Where does this interview find you today?
Spencer Sutherland: Hey guys, thank so much! I currently am sitting in the Hollywood Hills about to go eat dinner.
AMBY: We’re loving your acoustic EP Unveiled at the AMBY homebase. What inspired you to create a solely acoustic release?
Spencer Sutherland: Thanks! I wanted to show my fans a different side of my music that is more raw; Unveiled is more untouched and uses less production. That really gave me the ability to do exactly what I wanted with the arrangements.
AMBY: You’ve uploaded a ton of great covers on your YouTube over the past year. To spin things around, which artist would you love to see cover a song of yours?
Spencer Sutherland: Wow, so many! I would love to see someone like Justin Timberlake or Chris Brown cover one of my songs. It would be awesome to see someone who I am inspired by singing my own work.
AMBY: You often Tweet statuses or photos about running. Which three songs are your ultimate go-to running tracks?
Spencer Sutherland: My top 3 are:
- “In da club” – 50 cent
- “Foreign” – Trey Songz
- “Gorilla” – Bruno Mars
AMBY: What else do you like to do in your down-time?
Spencer Sutherland: In my down time I like to work out, cook, and get coffee with people. Conversation and having personal relationships with people is more important than you realize. It helps with every aspect of life, so that’s why I like just taking an hour here or there to meet up with a friend or have a casual business meeting.
AMBY: And finally, tell us something about yourself that your fans don’t know yet.
Spencer Sutherland: One thing my fans may not know is that I used to work at Hollister and a nursing home at the same time!
Thank you Spencer Sutherland, for giving us your answers!
Interview by Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout