Spenser Olson shares his newest single “Ur The One” after releasing his debut album Your Love for Us, pouring out his love for Jesus and the way his life has changed after becoming more involved in the church. Read below for our interview to get to know Spenser:
Congratulations on the release of “Ur The One”! What is the single all about?
Thank you for saying that. It was very exciting for me to finally have a new release for the first time in quite a few years. I wrote “Ur The One” while reflecting on the many things in life that are fighting for our attention. It is super easy to get distracted and tossed around in this world, but I wanted a song that would always remind me that Jesus is the only one we truly need and love when all is said and done.
What is your story, Spenser?
I have been super musical my entire life. Starting from as young as I can remember, I was learning songs on piano and performing them at my own little concerts in my home. I went on a few different journeys trying to discover who I wanted to be as an artist. Around middle school when I started to get involved with a local church, I learned more about what it takes to be a leader. I learned that it required A LOT more than musical talent alone.
It required integrity, purity, and faith. I enjoy helping others succeed. I am now mainly songwriting and producing, providing my knowledge where I can.
Your lyrics are incredibly honest and humbling. What was going through your mind when you were writing these lyrics like “I’ve looked in all the places/ Seen all them kind of faces/ Running round every circle/ Never to find the end/ Looking for all the answers/ But not the one I need/ Don’t know what else to say”?
It has been a trend of mine to write songs in that way, honest that is. Really it is what I have said before. People, especially younger people, have so many things at their disposal in today’s world. It is easy to chase our tail while trying to find happiness. We are all guilty of it…
What do you hope listeners learn about you and your shared message when listening to “Ur The One”?
I wrote this lyric to raise the question to listeners that there may be more in life than what they see… There is a God who reigns over it all and he wants to have a real relationship with you.
You previously competed in a local competition through the International Modeling & Talent Association convention in New York City. How did you end up auditioning there?
Yes, I competed at IMTA in 2013. At the time I was connected with a local talent agency out of Dallas, TX. I cut my first original “Golden World” with the producer Aaron Wolpin and the help of my vocal coach at the time, Britney Holmes. I wrote and recorded this song along with a cover song for my submission to audition for IMTA. I made it through those a couple of stages and was then able to participate in New York City for the weeklong competition.
What was that experience like for you?
It was a humbling experience, but a great experience. I learned a lot about the industry at a young age.
Your first full-length album, “Your Love for Us,” came after some time in the church & becoming a worship leader. How did your experiences in the church influence this album?
“Your Love for Us” was released when I was heavily involved with leading worship in the church. I wrote and produced this album with the church in mind. I wanted songs that resonated with people and songs that could easily be led in congregational worship at local churches. I love hearing stories of these songs being lifted up in church services around the world.
How would you describe your music to someone listening to you for the very first time?
Youthful, yet meaningful.
How does your relationship with Jesus influence your decisions regarding what kind of music you create & release to the public?
My relationship with Jesus HEAVILY impacts the music I make. My faith is poured into the lyrics and it gives me a greater calling and responsibility when working through the final product I release.
What’s coming up next for you?
We will see!! Maybe the album?