Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Skylar Spence’s ‘I Can’t Be Your Superman’

Skylar Spence, aka Ryan DeRobertis, had this to say about the Maegan Houang-directed video for ‘I Can’t Be Your Superman, taken from his current release Prom King;

“Four singles into Prom King and I started to feel we’d explored the “budding romance” trope to its fullest extent in our music videos. So when it came time to discuss ideas for ‘I Can’t Be Your Superman’, the last video accompanying the LP, I was ready to try something new. Originally we’d thought of an idea where my live band and I would participate in a mock episode of a cooking show (think ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’) but when that proved to be a logistical nightmare, we linked up with Maegan Houang who conceptualized something REALLY rad! It’s part nail salon nightmare, part Daft Punk homage, and those who are uncomfortable with unhappy endings should steer clear!” DeRobertis said in a statement.

He also launched a remix contest via Beatport, head here for the details.

DeRobertis recently changed his project’s name from Saint Pepsi to Skylar Spence, a change that saw him shift his sound from being oriented for a live band to more dance floor-friendly one.

He said that working with Carpark Records, “gave me the confidence to ‘go big’ with the new material: to write pop songs with universal messages in the sonic wrapping paper that I’ve grown accustomed to,” DeRobertis says. “A few songs on Prom King are about specific events in my life-a party where I got too messed up, watching a friend’s life spiral out of control and trying to help-but I tried hard not to be too autobiographical because I want my music to unite, above all else. I’m much more interested in connecting with the listener than mystifying my personality.”

Prom King is also much more cohesive than his previous outings.

DeRobertis also announced the dates of his upcoming tour as well;

January 19th – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
January 20th – Cargo – Reno, NV
January 21st – Fox Theatre – Oakland, CA
January 22nd – Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA
January 24th – Marquee Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
January 25th – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
January 27th – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
January 29th – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
January 30th – Midland Theatre – Kansas City, MO
February 2nd – Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
February 3rd – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
February 4th – Stereo Live – Houston, TX
February 5th – Emo’s – Austin, TX
February 6th – Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA
February 7th – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN
February 8th – Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN
February 10th – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
February 11th – The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
February 12th – The Fillmore – Miami, FL
February 13th – Opera Nightclub – Atlanta, GA
February 14th -Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
February 15th – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
February 16th – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
February 18th – NorVa – Norfolk, VA
February 19th – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
February 20th – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
February 21st – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
all dates with Madeon
1. Intro
2. Can’t You See
3. Prom King
4. I Can’t Be Your Superman
5. Ridiculous!
6. Fall Harder
7. Bounce is Back
8. Affairs
9. All I Want
10. Cash Wednesday
11. Fiona Coyne
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