Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Friday 04 May 2018

All the best sounds from the last 7 days. You’re welcome.

Lenii – Human 

Hailing from Cork, Ireland, Lennii’s musical journey started with classical violin at age 4 but, since discovering the endless possibilities in producing electronic music, Lenii developed a love for fusing different genres and styles. Her 80s synth-pop new track Human gives us a sweet taste of what’s to come…

James New – When We Were Young

Making a bold entrance with his emotively honest debut single When We Were Young, James News’ talent for writing songs that will strike a chord with anyone who’s ever experienced heightened emotions, i.e. everyone, is strikingly evident. News’ vulnerability on the track sings with a poetic lyricism and he somehow somersaults reminiscent exhilaration about youth, sadness and the simplicities of life, into well-crafted psalms. When We Were Young is the eponymous lead track from James’ debut EP, recorded at his home in Peckham.

Alex Adair – I Will

Adding to his accolade of smash releases and stellar remixes, British DJ and Producer Alex Adair teams up with Australian pop newcomer Eves Karydas to kick-start summer 2018 with their collaborative track I Will. Alex has spent the last 12 months performing in front of some of his biggest audiences to date. Returning with I Will, he continues to prove that he’s impossible to pigeonhole, turning his creative hand to multiple genres whilst maintaining his familiar, signature sound.

Qveen Herby – Sade In The 90’s

Amy Noonan is Qveen Herby, the L.A. based singer-songwriter and rapper who delivers an undeniable flow into her R&B through fiery and fierce lyricism.  As musically versatile as she is musically talented, Qveen Herby’s ability to shift from ruthless to vulnerable and back on a track makes her highly admirable while still being relatable as she spits truth while narrating her thrilling struggle of being a self-made phenomenon. The newcomer promises to ‘keep it suave’ and pays tribute to legendary soul artist, Sade, in her first electronic R&B single from EP 3.

Christina Aguilera – Accelerate ft. Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz

After taking a brief hiatus since last album Lotus, Xtina is back in full force with her newest single Accelerate. Roping in Ty Dolla $ign and 2 Chainz, the trippy video was directed by fashion photographer Zoey Grossman. Accelerate is the first single to be lifted from the forthcoming album Liberation.

Troye Sivan – Bloom

Showing no signs of slowing down in Q1, Troye Sivan has just unleashed Bloom; the third release from his highly anticipated new album. The Australia-raised, South Africa-born electronic-pop artist dropped the follow-up to My My My! and The Good Side earlier this week with an accompanying visual, which was animated by Jason Ebeyer.

SZA ft Kendrick Lamar –  Doves In The Wind

Late last week TDE’s queen SZA released the official video for Doves In The Wind from her debut album CTRL. SZA is confronted by Kung Fu Kenny himself and they fight against each other in a pretty epic kung fu/martial arts inspired battle in a desert

Manu Crook$ Ft Anfa Rose – Fuego

Sydney based rapper Manu Crook$ is someone worth keeping your eye out for. His new track Fuego has this infectious sultry, trip-hop summer vibe that sounds like nothing you’d expect. He’s over in the UK this year where you can catch him live at The Great Escape or headlining The Camden Assembly in June.

Rodes Rollins – Nasty Woman

Originally hailing from Colorado, Rollins draws much of her storytelling inspiration from western landscapes and sounds, and likes to refer to her music as ‘cowgirl poetry’.  Think First Aid Kit meets Warpaint meets Lana Del Rey… Rollins’ recordings feature some of the top players in the game including Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, Matthew Compton of Electric Guest, Greg Rogove of Devendra Banhart, and Kane Ritchotte of Portugal, The Man which led to major buzz upon the release of her debut Young Adult last year. Now she’s back in full force with her new single Nasty Woman, a long overdue feminist anthem.

Check out the full playlist below.