The Second Spirit
The Second Spirit is stage name of Matthew Victory Warren, a Eugene, Oregon native currently based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Warren is a singer-songwriter and producer who creates a variety of styles within the alternative and electronica genre.
The Second Spirit’s music echoes the forward-thinking and diverse approach of bands such as Tame Impala, The Strokes, Seven Lions and MGMT. He breaks the cookie-cutter template of traditional alternative rock to deliver a sound that is roomy with ambient synth landscapes, pounding drums, saturated guitar, and witty subversive lyrical themes. He embraces his love for classic songwriting, neo-psychedelia, and post-punk, by infusing catchy melodic hooks into a landscape of harmonic textures.
His debut EP release, The Second Spirit – Modern Life, combines elements of alternative rock with a combination of electronic beats and beautiful sonic atmospheres. Part psychedelic, part post-rock, the album gains energy in the form of earnest rock and roll, hinting at genres as diverse as garage, dream-pop and alternative, sounding like The Strokes, David Bowie, and Pixies.
On the electronic side, The Second Spirit produces electronic soundscapes and beats resembling the sounds of the Boards of Canada, Ulrich Schnauss, and Arovane. His chillout album, Valley of Sapphire, takes the listener on a journey into a peaceful distant world filled with down-tempo beats, angelic guitar, and synth crescendos.