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Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Thursday 09 February 2017

We compile another list of tracks that we insist you wrap your ears around.

Jeremih – ‘I Think Of You’ (ft. Big Sean & Chris Brown)

Jeremih is back with a big new party single featuring sure-hitters Big Sean and Chris Brown. Coming off the back of the US R&B star’s highly critically acclaimed surprise album ‘Late Nights: The Album’ and it’s consequential ‘Late Nights: Europe’ mixtape in 2016, the track continues Jeremih’s golden streak but with added party funk. You’ll be sure to hear this one playing heavily in the coming weeks, so check it out early below.

Khalid – ‘Shot Down’

Khalid is making moves to come through as this year’s R&B singer-songwriter wonder. With the release of single ‘Saved’ earlier this year, the crooner made plenty of waves that were hard to ignore, and rightfully so. Think part Frank Ocean, part Kwabs, part Leon Bridges. Now back with melodic new single ‘Shot Down’, Khalid is proving he’s no one-gorgeous-track-wonder. Stay ready for the singer-songwriter’s debut album ‘American Teen’ coming out on March 3rd via Right Hand Music Group / RCA.

Liv Dawson – ‘Searching’

What starts off as a calming melody transforms into a tumultuous dance beat. The track produced by Disclosure has their signature sound, accompanied by the fresh tranquil vocals of Liv Dawson. “Searching” has Liv longing for a lost lover, Disclosure is able to capture the nostalgia perfectly through its retro sounding production.

London Grammar – ‘Big Picture’

London Grammar released another new single one month after “Rooting For You.” “Big Picture” shows that the group has not lost their signature sound from “If You Wait.” Hannah Reid’s ethereal vocals cascade over a simple repetitive riff. With “Big Picture” came its music video, which much like the song, sends the viewer deep into the cosmos.

Sampha – ‘What Shouldn’t I Be’

The electronic R&B artist Sampha who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry released his debut album “Process.” “What Shouldn’t I Be” is one of the album’s most intimate tracks. Sampha’s vocals cascade over dreamy smooth lullaby like melodies. It’s a compelling story about Sampha’s life, and the struggles his family had gone through.

Alina Baraz Ft Khalid – ‘Electric’

It’s been a while since LA based songstress Alina Baraz dropped her incredible ‘Urban Flora’ EP, and what better way to reintroduce herself back than with a beautifully produced track which features one of our ‘Ones To Watch’ for 2017 Khalid. Just love.

THEY. – ‘U-Rite’

Another LA based duo THEY. have released their energy packed, creatively detailed video for ‘U-Rite’. Directed by Jack Begert, it seems like this video may have defined the start of an amazing year for THEY. The release of their debut album Nu Religion: Hyena is out on Feb. 24.

SJBRAVO  -‘We Never Dream’

UK artist SJBRAVO has committed to crafting his own brand of futuristic tinged pop and there’s no doubt that his recent release ‘We Never Dream’ depicts this. Check out his debut EP which is also called ‘We Never Dream’ now!

Ariana and The Rose x RKCB – ‘Love You Lately’

Spindle’s fave, Ari is back with a breathtaking new track ‘Love You Lately’. She teams up with RKCB to create a nostalgic R&B ballad, both vocals perfectly come together in the track even though the track is about the end of a relationship. As well as playing sxsw,  a forthcoming EP is scheduled for release in March.