Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Thursday 19 July 2018

Ben Khana.t.w (against the wall)

Ben Khan has shared his video for “a.t.w (against the wall),” the third track taken from his highly anticipated debut album – set for release August 10, 2018. Speaking about his self-titled debut, Ben says “I think the point of an artist is to show people a different side of things, to take different perceptions of life and present them back to you. Hopefully, this album will take you out of your reality for a bit and take it to the start of a fantasy place.” If that isn’t impressive enough for you, Khan has also launched an interactive website, The Foundation, which offers an insight into the richness and depth of the album’s story.

METRIC – Dark Saturday

With their eagerly anticipated new album coming September 21st, METRIC have released the video for the first single from it -‘Dark Saturday’. The album is the first in 3 that guitarist Jimmy Shaw did not co-produce, preferring to hand over the production mantle to first time collaborator Justin Meldal-Johnsen who has previously worked with M83, Beck and Nine Inch Nails to name only a few. The band have also announced a huge tour, including a date at O2 Kentish Town Forum on 20th November.

Twenty One Pilots – Jumpsuit

With an estimated 5.2 million plays within the first 24 hours for the cinematic video for ‘Jumpsuit’, it’s a warm and long-awaited welcome back for the Twenty One Pilots duo. Filmed in Iceland, the surreal visuals are characteristically heavy in symbolism with particular nods to the ‘Blurryface’ era. The track comes as a double release alongside reggae infused B side ‘Nico and the Niners’, both serving as teasers of heavily anticipated album ‘Trench’ set to drop in October.

The Internet – La Di Da

‘La Di Da’ is the third and final release ahead of tomorrow’s ‘Hive Mind’, another upbeat cut to soundtrack the heatwave. This strikes a balance between the previous buoyant ‘Roll (Burbank)’ and the sultry ‘Come Over’, with the addition of guitar virtuoso Steve Lacy’s vocals alongside Syd’s dulcet tones. As gifted as each member of The Internet may be individually, ‘La Di Da’ is a single that goes to show five talented minds are definitely better than one.

Sarah Close – You Say

Sarah Close is already making waves in her trajectory from YouTuber to promising singer-songwriter, returning with her highly anticipated new single ‘You Say’, an enthralling modern pop masterpiece released via her own label The Kodiak Club / AWAL. ‘You Say’ demonstrates an ability to craft dynamic, uplifting pop gems that she’s been honing since the age of 14, featuring atmospheric synths set against robust, kick-heavy percussion and showcasing Sarah’s stunning vocal. The release is the first following a sold-out UK tour, demonstrating an appetite for her own original music as Sarah lays the groundwork for further releases later in the year.

FEMME – All For You

FEMME returns with all guns blazing with beat driven new cut ‘All For You’.  It’s a distinct shift into the realms of pulsating electro-pop for her 2.0 era, however remains true to the DIY approach of her self-released 2016 debut album Debutante in terms of both production and song-writing. FEMME explains, “‘All For You’ is a feel good summer jam about taking a leap and saying to someone, ‘yeah, this is it, I’m in. This is home. Say you feel the same.’”.

Rich Brian – History

Written and produced by the Indonesian rapper and viral sensation himself, Rich Brian releases a nostalgic video filled with short clips from old cartoons, tv series and movies which fits in nicely with the theme and mood of new single ‘History’. I’m sure you’ll find a few classic clips in the video that get’s you reminiscing.

Ariana Grande – God Is A Woman

Ariana hits us with a absolute stunning visual for her new single ‘God Is A Woman’. Ariana is a advocate for equality and the new track shows that throughout, we are here for it.

Mac Miller – Self Care

A ‘Kill Bill’ inspired video, Mac Miller is looking to self love and looking after number one in new single ‘Self Care’.  Of course this track is likely to be influenced by his break up with Ariana Grande. Nonetheless the chilled trap/hip-hop track is truly a vibe.

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