19-year-old Bay Area native singer/ songwriter lilspirit releases a Nicholas Jandora (Arizona Zervas, blackbear, lil skies) directed video for his viral single “droptopbitch”. Showcasing his soulful vocals and sophisticated sense of melody, “droptopbitch” has garnered over 5 million SoundCloud plays since the 10K Projects/ Internet Money Records artist uploaded it to the platform last December.
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Born Geno Gitas, lilspirit grew up in the Bay Area and started playing piano as a little kid, later taking up guitar and drums. At age 14, he began producing his own music using GarageBand and beats lifted from YouTube, mining inspiration from SoundCloud’s prolific underground rap generation. After dropping out mid-way through high school, lilspirit headed down to LA where he continued working on his own material, increasingly tapping into his incredible talent for crafting melodies.
Last October, lilspirit uploaded his self-produced single “Ugly” to SoundCloud; the stark R&B-pop song, which speaks on the unapologetic truth about a toxic relationship, contributed to an exponential growth in lilspirit’s following, and he signed with 10K Projects and Internet Money Records. In addition to “droptopbitch” and “Ugly,” lilspirit has seen success with one of his most emotionally complex songs yet, “Come Home,” which brings his quietly powerful vocals to an acoustic-guitar-driven portrait of obsession and destruction.