“I’ve been doing music all my life. I’ve always had a musical side, an artistic side, that I like to pursue, and if I’m not pursuing that or using some kind of equal for my artistic endeavors, I’ll go kind of crazy,” Spencer Coulton said.
Coulton, a junior and risk management and insurance major, goes under the moniker, Dive Club. His newest EP, “Ghost Story,” is his first musical endeavour since high school.
Coulton used “Dive Club” because he said he saw it on a T-shirt he bought a few years ago.
“Ghost Story” was inspired by the idea of “something haunting you from your past.”
“The idea I had writing these songs, or when I listen to them, is that some traumatic thing that happened in the past is haunting you in the future,” Coulton said. “But is it guilt, is it just remembering it, is it accepting it finally? That’s all coming together as more of a feeling of something there. It’s a very loose idea, and there was no traumatic event in my life, but I think it ties with the actual sound of the music and the genre.”
Some of the tracks on the EP revolve around an aquatic theme, like “Blue” and “Mantaray” in reference to his first moniker, Faust Falcons.
Coulton established Faust Falcons while he was in high school. Since enrolling at Temple, he decided it was time to produce something fresh and modern, especially since he had not accomplished anything related to music after graduating.
The 20-year-old composed the EP in his dorm room at Morgan Hall.
“I recorded it when I should’ve been studying and doing homework, but I just had this really old keyboard and I got a program, Logic, and I would just sit at my desk and do it,” Coulton said. “No real studio, or anything.”
Coulton said people are always saying they can’t understand his lyrics.
“They physically can’t understand what I’m saying,” Coulton said. “And that’s okay, because I feel like my voice is just another instrument.”
Regardless of the lyrics, the type of impact Coulton wants to have on his listeners through his music is simple: “If I have a good time and people have a good time as a result of it, then I’m happy.”
As far as any future releases go, Coulton said he isn’t sure.
“I’m working on some stuff now that I’m really happy about,” Coulton said. “I don’t know when I’m specifically going to release anything, but I am definitely still going to make music and hopefully people will listen to it and dig it.”
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