Spose and Preposterously Dank Entertainment announced that the Maine-based rapper’s third album ‘The Audacity!’ will be released April 17th. The album – a cohesive collection of new songs written and produced by Spose himself – is the first album of all new material since Spose’s 2010 single, ‘I’m Awesome’ (Universal/Republic) was certified “gold,” selling over 800,000 copies. Last week marked the release of the official video for ‘Pop Song’, which you can watch via YouTube below.
‘The Audacity!’ contains eleven brand-new songs written and recorded at a birch bark desk in the Maine woods throughout 2011 and mixed by Jon Wyman in February 2012 at The Halo in rustic Windham, Maine. ‘The Audacity!’ will serve as Spose’s first official release since parting ways with Universal/Republic Records in 2011 after the successful single campaign for ‘I’m Awesome’. To celebrate his independence and musical freedom, Spose has decided to liberate the video for his “f**k you” song to Universal/Republic, ‘Pop Song’. The video was filmed in Los Angeles and directed by ‘I’m Awesome’ director Lucas Heyne.
Catch Spose out on the road this summer supporting ‘The Audacity!’ with a DJ as well as a 4-piece band. In the meantime, Spose will celebrate the release in his home state with a pair of CD release shows in Portland, Maine at Empire on April 20th. There will be an early show (5 pm doors) for all ages and a late show (9 pm doors) for the 21+ crowd. The event, dubbed “An Evening with Spose and friends,” will feature Spose performing much of his catalog backed by the 7-piece band Sly Chi and a revolving door of special guests including Educated Advocates, Cam Groves, Spencer Albee, and many more.