We recently had the chance to visit DisneyToon Studios to speak with Spencer Lee, an up and coming artist and the co-writer/performer of “Still I Fly,” the song featured in Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue.
Spencer is a singer-songwriter born on a farm in Fort Scott Kansas. After developing his unique sound, which he dubs “blue eyed funk,” the 21 year old joined the songwriting collective The Brain House and subsequently inked a deal with the company. He is currently finishing his debut album, which he co-wrote and co-produced.
When we arrived to DisneyToon Studios, we were treated to an exclusive acoustic performance by Spencer, where he sang “Still I Fly” and a song from his debut album. After his performance, Spencer sat down with us to chat about being a part of a Disney movie and his exciting new project. Check it out below!
Planes: Fire & Rescue is a new adventure-comedy about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris) and his courageous team, including spirited air tanker Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi), ex-military transport Cabbie (voice of Captain Dale Dye) and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.
Directed by Bobs Gannaway (“Secret of the Wings”) and produced by Ferrell Barron (“The Fox and the Hound 2”), Planes: Fire & Rescue hits theaters in 3D on July 18, 2014.
Photos from the junket + interview with Spencer below.
Photos: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios