Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Your first round of new music to kickstart your February in the best possible way.

Rhys Lewis – ‘Living In The City’

Spindle favourite Rhys Lewis is back with second single ‘Living In The City’, giving a further taste of what’s to come from the singer-songwriter’s full length later this year. ‘Living In The City’ tackles the love / hate relationship we all have living in the over populated but invigorating cities of the world. Imbued with an undercurrent of relentless energy, the track comes with Rhy’s signature raw bluesy soul and added gospel choir euphoria.

Jamiroquai – ‘Automation’

Jamiroquai are the first of 2017’s big comebacks. The band, formerly derided in the late OO’s, caused a storm of excitement online when they teased new single ‘Automation’ a few weeks back. Now the full length single has arrived and it’s just as futurist as the spikey glass hats in the teaser suggested. Featuring robotic vocals, tron-like synths and multiple sonic switch-ups, ‘Automation’ is a somewhat unpredictable listen but still embodies Jamiroquai’s undeniable funk.

Rex Orange County – ‘Best Friend’

Rex Orange County is showing all the signs of becoming unstoppable in 2017, and new release ‘Best Friend’ is here to ramp it up further. At only 18-years-old, the Surrey teen shows a remarkable maturity in his songwriting and convincing delivery. ‘Best Friend’ is an ode towards being your everything, before ‘everything’ comes crashing down with a chant of “I still wanna break your heart and make you cry”.

Jesse Hale Moore – ‘Calling You Out’

Philadelphia based musician Jesse Moore continues to captivate us with his heavenly vocals on his latest track ‘Calling You Out’. He described the song as “finding the strength to say the things that don’t always come easy when facing a conflict with somebody you care about”. A great track and looking forward to hearing much more.

Dave x J Hus – ‘Samantha’

London rappers and highly claimed ‘Ones To Watch For 2017’ Dave and J Hus collaborate on slow tempo track ‘Samantha’. Taking the best elements of each artist, they compliment each other well on the track and continue to prove how great the music and talent is that’s coming out of London seen at the moment.

SAINT WKND – ‘Golden’

22-year-old Munich based SAINT WKND has recently dropped his long awaited single ‘Golden’ which features Australian indie group Hoodlem. A combination of trip-hop and warm synths brings a catchy futuristic track, so good that it’s not surprising that it has already racked over 105K Soundcloud plays in 5 days!

PATHS -‘Neoprene’

New artist Paths controls disarray in her debut single “Neoprene.” Paths’ bouncy sporadic background vocals, along with her fast paced synth riffs lay the foundations for anarchy. Paths is able to control these juxtaposing forces through composed lead vocals and bass grooves. Bringing these sounds together to create a powerful synth-pop tune.

 Nelly Furtado – ‘Cold Hard Truth’

It’s been nearly five years since Nelly Furtado released an album, this year she will return with “The Ride” and this week she released another single, “Cold Hard Truth.” While it may sound completely different, Furtado’s iconic vocals are still recognizable. “Cold Hard Truth” while fairly simple in its bright nature, is nothing of the sort. Furtado’s honest and empowering words paired with the upbeat instruments create a tune made for healing.

Martin Garrix – ‘Scared To Be Lonely’ ft. Dua Lipa

Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa team up in “Scared to be Lonely” and released the music video with the track this week. While simple in it’s formation Lipa’s vocals remain powerful and Garrix is able to amplify them to their fullest potential. “Scared to be Lonely” highlights both the artists talents and work with each other to create a solid electronic track.