“I like musical styles most people think would clash.”
— Peyton Spencer
Now a decade into a Piano career gone improvisational, artists from David Bowie, M83 and Modest Mouse to Flying Lotus and Herbie Hancock have combined in Peyton's ears to create Future Trees. He mixes the potential of electronic music with the expressiveness of nature and piano. Peyton’s passion is improv, and he loves to polish one-take wonders into natural electronic worlds.
Peyton never thought he’d be recording music until the pressures of an unfulfilling job pushed him to consistently practice producing. Future Trees grew from Peyton's love of nature, math, and piano. He’s always asking friends to record with him, slicing up their tracks and resampling to create entirely new arrangements.
Future Trees has played 24 livestream shows since releasing Worlds Within on April 1, 2020. This concept album is inspired by Yes, Photay, Bonobo and Shlohmo. Every song is an immersive World with seamless transitions between moods and a dash of humor.
WEGL radio hosted Future Trees’ first in-person show at the Auburn University green space.
Future Trees is an effort to merge Peyton’s dichotomous love of nature and technology. His sounds come alive with personality to reflect humanity back to us. Peyton wants a future with trees and is upset by the rapid pace of expansion and deforestation. He plans to expand Future Trees into a collective and use music to advocate for conservation.