Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Friday 29 June 2018

Lil EddieIsland

Artist/producer/songwriter, Lil Eddie, is one of the most respected creatives in music. His talents helped cultivate and launch some of the industry’s biggest acts such as Fifth Harmony and CNCO, and now the multi-talented musical connoisseur is bringing his own artistic side to the forefront with his new single, ‘Island‘. The dynamic and emotionally-charged song showcases Lil Eddie’s eclectic influences and signature pop / R&B / Latin-infused sound. The subtle instrumentation provides the perfect backdrop to his beautiful and evocative vocal stylings.

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Hamzaa – Stranded Love

Fresh, fearless and a force-to-be reckoned with, 19-year-old Londoner, HAMZAA unveils her stunning debut single, ‘Stranded Love’ – an R&B-pop jam, that tells the story of her first great heartbreak. Written by HAMZAA and produced by Eddie Serafica, ‘Stranded Love’ is a song that is raw and honest in its words, and powerful in its delivery. With her soulful voice and beautiful beats, HAMZAA is laying bare her heart & soul and we have a feeling that this is just the beginning.

LAURELSame Mistakes

Rising UK star LAUREL has released not one but TWO new singles this week, both taken from her incredible debut album ‘DOGVIOLET’, out August 24th. The two new singles reveal the stylistic range of ‘DOGVIOLET’, with the gritty, driving blues of ‘Same Mistakes’ in contrast to the cinematic and soaring ‘Crave’. Following a huge 2017, including a UK and European tour with Oh Wonder, two sold-out UK headline tours, and appearances at The Secret Garden Party, Live At Leeds, Outlines Festival and Golden Leaves Festival, LAUREL heads out on a UK and European tour this autumn – don’t miss her.

CecilBlack Maria

Storytelling songstress Cecil takes a methodical and timeless approach to her music to create something truly unique. New offering ‘Black Maria’ is set to impress with it’s moody yet luxurious instrumental, incorporating both timeless and modern musical aesthetics which come together in an almost cinematic fashion. The ethereal and dark downtempo backing provides a perfect space for Cecil’s voice to truly shine with it’s crisp harmony, moody lyrics and a performance that match the well conceived theme. Check it out below.

Teyana TaylorGonna Love Me

Teyana Taylor’s most recent album, “K.T.S.E.”,  brings us the last of Kanye West’s latest production projects. Taylor is best known as a hip-hop dancer but has recently decided to focus on her singing career. Her track ‘Gonna Love Me’ is the soft R&B jam you didn’t know you needed in your life.

Bebe RexhaKnees

Bebe Rexha rose to fame in 2015 on G-Eazy’s track ‘Me, Myself, & I’. Since then she has featured on many other tracks such as ‘In The Name of Love’ with Martin Garrix and ‘Meant To Be’ with the country duo Florida Georgia Line. Now she has released her debut album ‘Expectations’, which includes the track ‘Knees’. The song brings out Rexha’s traditional sound with a bit of a soft twist. With Rexha’s sky rocketing success we might just be looking at the next pop princess.

Izzie GibbsPeople

Up and coming Northampton rapper Izzie Gibbs shares a wild-wild west take on his new single ‘People’. The video displays themes of liberation and freedom with Gibbs squaring up against his enemy to try and break his friends out of jail. Gibbs recently won ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Best Grime Act’ at the Urban Music Awards, while also supporting Big Narstie on a nationwide tour. Only time will tell what’s in store for Gibbs and his career.

R3HAB X THRDL!FE Ft Olivia Holt – Wrong Move

R3HAB and THRDL!FE have definitely got a big summer hit on their hands with this club banger featuring U.S singer/actress Olivia Holt. The collab came about after a impromptu meet at ADE Festival between the huge Dutch DJ/ Producer R3HAB and South London based duo THRDL!FE and we’re here for it. Holt – who is also the star of Marvel TV show ‘Cloak And Dagger’ –  is an added bonus with that striking vocal!

Odette – Lotus Eaters

Ahead of her highly anticipated debut album release, Odette releases another beautiful spoken-word gem which she wrote at only 15-years-old. ‘Lotus Eaters’ gives us the same vibe as her mesmerising debut single ‘Watch Me Read You’ but also showcases her captivating vocal range. We look forward to the Aussie’s debut album ‘To A Stranger’ out soon.

SloesMisunderstood 

London based quintet Sloes make their long awaited return with anthematic ‘Misunderstood’. It’s a slow builder rising to a cinematic chorus that is bound to soundtrack many a summer evening.

SLANGRichest Man in the World

Though the title suggests a hip-hopesque boast track, SLANG immediately sets us straight with the tongue in cheek follow up “just borrowed a fiver from my mum”.  More commonly known under the moniker Dan Dare, SLANG has previously lent his sought-after songwriting and production talents to the likes of Charli XCX and Wiley.

StealthGotta Stop Loving You

Hailing from Birmingham, singer/songwriter Stealth crafts highly intimate and powerful blues infused music that reveals the depths of his soul. His strong raspy voice echoes the influence of his idols Howlin’ Wolf and Etta James. Along with the news of his signing to Ultra Music, Stealth launched his music video for ‘Gotta Stop Loving You’ – the first single off his forthcoming EP Chorus due out in September. The EP features production from Michael Angelo (Sam Smith) and Matty Benbrook (Paolo Nutini/Jack Savoretti).