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Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Thursday 05 April 2018

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Leo Stannard – ‘Home’

Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Leo Stannard has released the video for his new track ‘Home,’ out via Black Butter Records. Having built up a considerable following thanks to tracks such as ‘Odyssey’ and ‘Oceans’ along with a collaboration with Kidnap Kid, the video for ‘Home’ is a heartwarming tale showing the strong bond of family and friends, referencing the time Leo moved to London. Having already sold out London’s Omeara venue, plus numerous headline shows across Europe, along with playing at the likes of Glastonbury Festival and Live at Leeds, Leo’s rise to the top looks unstoppable.

John Newman – ‘Fire In Me’ (Sigala Remix)

John Newman’s most recent single, ‘Fire In Me’ has already been high on the charts but still continues to climb as he has recruited Sigala to remix the track. Lyrically the song sees John reclaiming the spotlight and reminding his fans that he’s back and continuing to make those classic pop anthems made to elevate and uplift moods. Sigala has dominated the UK dance scene, showcasing his skills not only as a producer, but also as a songwriter with versatile sides to his musicality. The track already has been lighting up dance floors but with this new flare, it will be sure to stick around as a summer anthem. 

Left Boy – ‘Kid’

Austrian prodigy Left Boy is ready to make his mark in the UK. Following on from his debut album ‘Permanent Midnight’, Left Boy is set to release his highly anticipated second album ‘Ferdinand’ tomorrow (06.04). His latest track ‘Kid’ from the new album is more stripped than his previous songs. Poignant and powerful, the track clearly comes from a different place this time around. Out via Warner Music Germany, ‘Ferdinand’ is worth checking out.

Tom Misch: ‘Lost in Paris’ ft. Goldlink

Tom Misch has once again displayed his unique reach and ability to collaborate with a wide range of talented artists from across the globe. Teaming up with DMV rapper Goldlink this time around, the jazzy eclectic feel of this record would seem to illuminate the aura that the ‘city of love’ (Paris) is distinctly known for. However, Misch has stated this song is actually about a lost hard drive full of new music he lost in the city. Misch’s debut album, ‘Geography’ is set to be released tomorrow.

Snakehips- ‘For The F^_^k of it’ ft. Jeremiah & Amine

Snakehips are set to release their 6 track EP this Thursday, April 5th titled as ‘Stay Home Tapes’The left-field electronic producers have a unique knack for creating a sound that sets up well for American hip-hop and R&B acts. In the past they have forged hits for the likes of Tory Lanez on ‘Dimelo’ and Tinashe and Chance The Rapper on multi-platinum single ‘All My Friends’. Now working with R&B veteran Jeremih and progressive hip-hop act Amine, the production duo has returned to the realm again with a certified banger. 

Sigrid- ‘I Don’t Want to Know’

Since the time of her initial first single ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ came about in 2017, Norwegian vocalist Sigrid has been on an exponential climb as a trailblazing pop-act. In succession of the November release of her upbeat hit ‘Strangers’ she has decided to take a slightly different direction with her music. Drawing influences from the likes of Fleetwood Mac and The War on Drugs her latest single reflects on a ubiquitously relatable subject of the difficulties whilst growing up. Stay tuned for more to come from the Scandi-pop sensation as she’ll be releasing a track per week leading into the release of her new EP ‘Raw’

Alexander Vincent- ‘I Won’t’

Following a path that has led many successful producers to forge their own name in the music industry, Alexander Vincent has remained in the background as a producer working with Sabrina Claudio and other artists stationed in Los Angeles. The Toronto native has finally struck out on his own with a dream-like electro-pop ballad that permeates a dark yet genuine feeling. Inspired by minimalist shuffle artists, the first single is only a short exposure to the immense talent that Vincent will continue to showcase with his coming work. 

Cardi B – ‘Be Careful’

Cardi B has released single ‘Be Careful’ from her upcoming debut album ‘Invasion of Privacy’. This song is quite different from her hard hitting and vulnerable previous tracks. It shows a more fragile and sensitive side behind her “gangster” facade with a slow organ beat, emotional lyrics, and her singing on the chorus rather than rapping. Cardi B’s album will be released on April 6th.

The Weeknd – ‘My Dear Melancholy’ 

The Weeknd has released what is essentially a breakup album this past week. After being involved in two high-profile relationships, The Weeknd took it to his 6-track album to let it out. Each lyric is carefully spoken and his story is really told throughout the album, with many allusions to both relationships. This album took him away from his electro-pop/R&B and brought him back to his roots of just R&B.

Ne-Yo – ‘Push Back’

Ne-Yo has released a track with a different sound for him with this new collaboration between him, Bebe Rexha, and Stefflon Don. ‘Push Back’ is a song that will surely light up a dance floor with its tropical rhythm and fun lyrics. Ne-Yo is set to release his seventh album ‘Good Man’ on June 8th.

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