Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

  • Words: Spindle

These new tracks have been floating our boat for the past 7 days.

Little Mix – Touch

Another absolute banger from the global girl-group, which is lifted from the forthcoming album ‘Glory Days’. Having just been knocked off the top spot with angsty girl-gang anthem ‘Shout Out To My Ex’, this new track should most definitely follow suit and we’re in the process of starting a petition for it to be the official next single.

Elder Island – Key One

Enigmatic Bristol trio release Key One, the title track from their 2nd EP ‘Seeds in Sand’. Fusing electronica, left-of-centre pop sensibilities, heady arrangements of cello and bass and a silky smooth top line vocal from Katy Sargant, the end result is a mixed genre of influences which all contribute to their eclectic sound.

Betty Who – Human Touch

Australia’s Betty Who returns with another glorious slice of glittery pop in the shape of ‘Human Touch’. The first track from her anticipated second album. The pop starlet has been described as ‘early Madonna, Katy Perry and Robyn’ and has been slowly but surely creating her own lane with her unashamed take on a pop revival. Turn this one UP.

Trudy and the Romance – Sandman

Fresh from their tour with The Big Moon, Trudy and the Romance unleash new cut ‘Sandman’, a rampaging track which sees the Liverpool trio further carving out their own lane. Delivered with a twisted twinkle in their eyes, ‘Sandman’ is their boldest pop statement yet. Shout-along segments and wavy chord progressions add a driving pop character to their ostensibly slapdash but perfectly crafted song writing. A dash of northern soul inflects their rowdy rock and roll with a sentimental charm.

Tiggs Da Author – ‘Rainbow Lover’

Taken from Tiggs’ highly anticipated EP ‘Glenville Grove’, the four track EP has become a project we can’t stop listening to. The soulful Tiggs takes us through a deeply personal project inspired by his youth growing up in an area in New Cross. The project also includes the single ‘Swear Down’ Ft Yungen.

Belly – ‘Re Up’ Ft NAV

An early release from Belly’s next project ‘Inzombia’, which sees him collaborate with OVO artist NAV on the deep trap / hip-hop track ‘Re Up’. Explaining the track to The FADER, Belly says: “Everybody loves to glorify the drug use, but never explain the downsides”.

Willow Smith – ‘November 9th’

Short but oh so sweet, Willow releases a new track following the US Presidential Election results. ‘November 9th’ was written and produced by Willow herself and projects a sombre tone that many may be feeling, but lyrically portrays a message of hope. Go Willow.

Jhené Aiko – ‘Maniac’

Alongside announcing that she’s planning another Twenty88 album with bae Big Sean, Jhené Aiko this week revealed the first track to be taken from the follow up to her 2014 debut album ‘Souled Out’. With a darker, almost sinister vibe, ‘Maniac’ is full of promise for the upcoming album – our eyes are peeled.

Katelyn Tarver – ‘Hate To Tell You’

This week’s pop perfection comes from Katelyn Tarver and her sparkling, sarcastic ode to ode to oblivious idiots, ‘Hate To Tell You’. “You think this is going well / I hate to tell you / but I don’t think this is going your way” Tarver sings over soft, twinkling synths and a dance-worthy drum beat. Tarver worked on the track alongside BURNS, who’s responsible for tunes from Noonie Bao, Ellie Goulding and Britney Spears, no less.

Paris Youth Foundation – ‘Losing Your Love’

And now for this week’s dose of indie brilliance. Paris Youth Foundation are four guys from Liverpool who’ve crafted some magic with their second release ‘Losing Your Love’. Think the addictive, bursting choruses of Friendly Fires, Two Door Cinema Club and The Vaccines but a bit more nostalgic.