NEW SONG | Spencer Ludwig 'Best Life'

Pop style and jazz virtuosity with soul.

Pop maverick Spencer Ludwig releases a new single today, entitled "Best Life." The song is the sound of Royal Caribbean's 2019 global campaign.

Formerly the trumpet player in Capital Cities, Ludwig went solo in 2015, signing with Warner Bros. Records. In 2016, he released "Diggy," racking up more than 2.8 million streams on Spotify, along with being featured in Target's Fall television campaign, Netflix's Step Sisters, Happy Death Day, and many other places.

He followed with "Got Me Like" and "Just Wanna Dance," appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers, performing at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, LA Pride, Milwaukee Pride, Buffalo Pride, and touring with Betty Who, BeBe Rexha, and Fonseca, teaming up with the latter on "Por Pura Curiosidad."

"I want people to be able to appreciate the trumpet as the sexy rock n' roll instrument that it is," says Ludwig. "When I write, I ultimately aim to create a vibe that I want to improvise over. I love how physically and emotionally demanding the instrument is. When I play the trumpet it's as if nothing else matters in that moment, which is the moment I look forward to most when I'm performing."

"Best Life" opens with a sexy, funky groove flowing into an infectious bopping melody. A buff pulsing bass line and tight beat drive the rhythm, as flashing arcs from the trumpet infuse the tune with seductive oomph and tangy pizzazz.

Ludwig's buttery falsetto dispatches cap-a-pie silky textures, while a deep-toned voice adds support.

"I don't have diamond rings / Or fancy things / I vintage shop for my clothes / I look fly as hell in my fake chanel / And you can't say that I don't / I got extra sauce for the drop you lost."

"Best Life" struts cool, sexy vibes of contagious sonic energy. Spencer Ludwig holds it down on this song!

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Spencer Ludwig Releases New Single "Watch Me Walk"

He will be joining Fonseca on a tour starting with a double-header in NYC on November 20th and 21st.

Put on your heels and get ready to strut across the runway after you listen to Spencer Ludwig's brand-spankin'-new single "Watch Me Walk."

Released Friday, the new song by the Los Angeles-born, half-Filipino vocalist and instrumentalist takes the listener out on the town, mixing funky pop beats with his signature trumpet sound. Your feet will tap and your head will bop as this pulsating single instantly conjures up a great night at the club with your friends.

"Watch me walk, in all my greatness," goes the main melody of the song. It becomes a rallying cry to be yourself and give the middle finger to anyone who says otherwise. "I am just the way I is," it screams.

The dance-inspired song is the follow-up to Ludwig's sexy single "Honeymoon" featuring Z & Drü Oliver, which debuted on Billboard.

Starting off in the multi-platinum band Capital Cities from 2012-2015, Ludwig has gone solo in recent years, starting off 2018 with his independent debut single "Just Wanna Dance," which debuted at #47 on the Spotify U.S. Viral Charts. He also spent time this year opening for The Chainsmokers, Jason Derulo, and Betty Who, and performing at Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Pride festivals across the country.

He was chosen as one of YouTube's ten acts for its "Artists in Residence" program this year, and will be joining Latin Grammy Award-winning artist Fonseca on his tour, starting with a double-header in NYC on November 20 th and 21st.

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Popdust Presents at Arlene's Grocery

The show starts at 7pm, Tuesday 11/13.

We're excited to announce the very first Popdust Presents Showcase!

Here's what you need to know:


Here at Popdust, we're not just committed to writing about great music. We also give artists a platform with which to perform through our show Popdust Presents, which we host here in our offices every Wednesday and live stream on our social media channels. Since starting this live series, we've gained an awesome following and formed lasting relationships with the artists who stop by to perform. With this in mind, we've decided to take our show on the road, with a smattering of wildly talented musicians in tow, for the first ever Popdust Presents Showcase. We're excited about this new step and in hosting this event at Arlene's Grocery, a mainstay of the indie music scene in New York City since the 1990s.


November 13th, 2018


Arlene's Grocery

95 Stanton St

New York, NY



Our talented performers include: Mannywellz, Moxie Raia, Noelle Kay, Jordan Barone, D Francis Washington, Spencer Ludwig, and Da YoungFellaz


Spencer Ludwig

Da YoungFellaz

Moxie Raia

Other good things to know:

This event is 21+

Tickets will be $10 at the door

RSVP now on Facebook!

See you there!