Hard Rock Records Artist Spencer Battiest Releases New EP

Stupid in Love is Now Available on iTunes

18 Nov, 2015, 09:08 ET from Hard Rock International

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest music from Hard Rock Records is here, with the release of Spencer Battiest's newest EP, Stupid in Love. The four-track EP, which includes "Mary Jane," "Right Here," "Stupid in Love" and "Over You" is now available for purchase on iTunes for $3.99. The R&B and pop artist and member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida was signed to Hard Rock Records in 2014.

"This EP is very meaningful to me as an artist, and working with Hard Rock Records to produce and release Stupid in Love has been an amazing experience," said Spencer Battiest. "There is nothing more exciting for an artist than sharing new music with fans."

Battiest is the first Native American artist signed to Hard Rock Records. Battiest grew up singing gospel music and hymns in Miccosukee, Creek, and Choctaw before turning his sights on pop and R&B. In 2007, Battiest opened for Aerosmith, Sting and The Police, performing for an audience of more than 100,000 people at the Hard Rock Calling music festival in London's Hyde Park. Battiest collaborated with award- winning filmmaker Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw), in creating the music video for his last hit single "Love Of My Life." In July 2015, Spencer performed at the Hard Rock Rising Barcelona Global Music Festival in Spain, where he joined other notable artists including Kings of Leon, Lenny Kravitz, Avicii, Robbie Williams and Steve Angello.

"We feel lucky to have gotten the chance to work with Spencer Battiest on his Stupid in Love EP," said James Buell, Director of Music and Marketing at Hard Rock International.  "Each track of the EP showcases his talent as an artist, and we are excited to help him share his music with fans around the world."

For more information on Spencer Battiest's new EP Stupid in Love, visit www.hardrockrecords.com.

About Spencer Battiest
Spencer Battiest is an American Indian singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and actor from Hollywood, Fla. In 2013, Spencer became the first American Indian artist to sign with Hard Rock Records. His song "The Storm" led to his first music video win as a musician. Battiest soon followed up with his single "Love of My Life."

Growing up on the Hollywood Seminole Indian Reservation in Florida, Battiest's passion came from singing gospel hymns in the Miccosukee and Choctaw languages before turning his sights on pop/rock and R&B music.

In 2002, at the age of 11 years old, Spencer became the youngest singer to ever perform solo among an audience of 17,000 singing the National Anthem on live television for an ESPN NHL hockey game match between the Florida Panthers and Chicago Blackhawks. From this point he was invited to sing the National Anthem for national boxing matches on Showtime, HBO, and ESPN2.

As a musician, from 2007–2010, Battiest performed at the annual Calling Festival (formerly Hyde Park Calling and Hard Rock Calling) among musical artists: Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Sting and The Police, performing compilations of pop/rock music for an audience of more than 100,000 at London's High Park arena.

In the summer of 2015, Spencer performed at the annual Hard Rock Rising Barcelona Global musical festival opening up for noble artists: Robbie Williams, Kings of Leon, Juanes, Lenny Kravitz, Avicii and Steve Angello. The weekend-long event took place at the Platja del Forum (Parc de la Pau, s/n. Sant Adria de Besos, Barcelona) on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, 2015. In the Fall of 2015, Battiest joined High School Nation and toured with notable artist Drake Bell, Cady Groves, and History in The Making. On October 30, 2015, Battiest released his debut EP entitled "Stupid In Love." For more information, please visit www.spencerbattiest.com.

About Hard Rock Records
Hard Rock Records is an independent music label created in 2012 by Hard Rock International to find, develop, and promote up-and-coming artists. Hard Rock Records provides artists an unparalleled opportunity, giving each artist on the label assistance with recording, production, marketing, promotion, distribution and touring in exchange for a one-year commitment to the label. At the end of that year, the artist walks away with ownership of any recordings as well as all the profits from their release. Hard Rock has no expectation for remuneration of any funds spent developing the artist. For additional information on Hard Rock Records, visit www.hardrockrecords.com.

About Hard Rock International
With a total of 204 venues in 64 countries, including 157 cafes, 22 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company's two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Lagos and Gran Canaria, Spain. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Tenerife, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

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