Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Friday 17 August 2018

Our top picks for this week…

Bright Light Bright LightUh-Huh

Following the announcement of a brand new EP and a forthcoming tour, Bright Light Bright Light follows up ‘Tough Love’ with brand new single ‘Uh-Huh’. Offering a slightly different sound to previous album ‘Choreography’,  ‘Uh-Huh’ is lifted from the ‘Tough Love’ EP, which drops in September.

Mona HaydarSuicide Doors

Mona Haydar is a first generation Syrian-American rapper, poet, speaker, chaplain, wife, mother, and activist originally from Flint, MI who now resides in Brooklyn, NY. She found viral success with her empowering debut single  “Hijabi”, which Billboard named it one of 2017’s top protest songs and 25 top feminist anthems of all time. Mona’s new song “”Suicide Doors”” – featuring  singer, songwriter, and activist Drea d’Nur – is a tribute to her best friend and opens up the important conversation of suicide and mental health.

Rodes Rollins – Boom Pow

23-year-old poet and songstress Rodes Rollins is back with the Americana-influenced ‘Boom Pow’. Featuring Portugal, The Man’s Kane Ritchotte on drums, it’s an experimental single; Rollins explains she felt “compelled to explore the different influences of the Americana genre by showcasing West African-tinged percussion and rhythms”.

George Kwali ft Gabrielle Aplin – Dream Enough

Following his huge 2016 hit ‘Crank It’ with Kideko, ‘Dream Enough’ firmly cements George Kwali’s reputation as one of the most exciting talents in the UK at present. Gabrielle Aplin’s soul-stirring vocal combines harmoniously with George Kwali’s electrifying bass-infused beats to deliver what can only be another impressive hit for the pair.

Pale Waves – Black

With their highly anticipated debut album now less than a month away, and upcoming performances at Reading and Leeds festivals, Pale Waves have knocked it out of the park again. ‘Black’ still packs that trademark Pale Waves sugar sweet goodness, however still manages to offer something new and tantalising.

Christian French – Sweet Home

Singer-songwriter Christian French made his first Spotify US Top 50 Chart appearance whilst at university, before moving to LA and linking up with Grammy nominated producer Dru Decaro. ‘Sweet Home’ is a down-to-earth showcase of stellar song-writing, forging warm, summery sensations with indelible melodies and the relatable narrative of ‘home is where the heart is’.

R3HAB x THRDL!FE Ft Olivia Holt – ‘Wrong Move’ (Illyus & Barrientos remix)

Following on from their massive summer collab, R3HAB and THRDL!FE shares an addictive electro, deep house rework by Glaswegian duo Illyas & Barrientos. We’ve been lucky enough to be given a first listen to the remix, which you check out right here!

Seeb – Drink About Ft Dagny (Clean Bandit remix)

SEEB are back with a magnetic remix of their huge summer single ‘Drink About’ Ft Dagny. The remix was made by none other than Clean Bandit. The thumping funky house rework is a definite club banger, summer may feel like it’s coming to an end, but this remix will keep you in the spirits.

Doja Cat – Mooo

This viral sensation is so infectious it will get you randomly quoting lyrics and saying “MOOO” out loud to people. Doja really has a underground hit on her hands and the song and video apparently only took her 12.5 hours to create! Madness.

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