Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Friday 26 October 2018

MIOHigh On Me

The debut offering from the mysterious MIO, who is hellbent on ensuring that the music is the listener’s main focus. ‘High On Me’ is a promising start of what is to come, lifted from a forthcoming EP that is set for release over the coming months. Part one of an accompanying film was premiered this week and it’s a visual delight, with a pensive and relatable narrative.

Daniel Caeser – Who Hurt You?

Daniel Caesar returns with his newest track “Who Hurt You” since his debut album Freudian in 2017. The dreamy R&B track features Caesar’s signature soothing vocals accompanied by rapper T Pain. “Who Hurt You” follows the release of Caesar’s collaboration track with The Free Nationals and Unknown Mortal Orchestra “Beauty & Essex.”

Glades – Nervous Energy

Alt-pop trio GLADES dropped their most recent track “Nervous Energy” as a preview for the upcoming release of their album. The track fuses electro-pop synths with pop driven guitar riffs. GLADES’s second single “Drive” released in 2016 gained global success with over 30 million Spotify streams. The trio also received coverage from Nylon and V Magazine for their EP ‘This Is What It’s Like.

Houssein – Walking Away

Following on from a string of sensational original music including ’Summer Nights’ and ’Tokyo’, Houssein is back with stripped back newbie ‘Walking Away’, which is out today! On the new single, Houssein says ‘I’m really pleased with how the song turned out, and it’s quite different to my other singles, so I’m excited to see what my fans think of this more acoustic style.’

MJ Cole – If Only

Garage veteran MJ Cole has dropped club ready EP ‘Foundations’, featuring lead track ‘If Only’. On the track, he states ‘With a nod back to the days of sifting through vinyl with the Akai sampler, ‘If Only’ is a colourful, mountainous expedition through filtered textures and synth-defined peaks.’ It’s a lush garage production, proving MJ Cole to continue to be one of a relentless hitmaker.

Harlee – Now I Know

Taken from latest EP ‘It’s Personal’, 18-year-old Cheshire songstress Harlee demonstrates her ability to craft powerful, emphatic pop music. The EP itself features collaborations with esteemed producers including Sky Adams (Ella Eyre, Rixton) and Knightstarr (Anne-Marie, Janelle Monae).

The Kingdom Choir – Blinded By Your Grace Pt. 2

It’s not often you find a gospel choir covering a grime artist, but this is spellbinding. The cover is accompanied by equally sensational visuals, with the choir demonstratively entering the church bearing uplifting messages, before their warmly lit performance is intertwined with heart-warming, diverse scenes. More of this, please.

Nakala – Oh Girl

Earlier this year, Nakala’s spectacular debut EP ‘Owe It To You’ garnered over 3 million streams on Spotify, and she shows no sign of slowing down with her newest release ‘Oh Girl’. It features on her upcoming project ‘GIRL’, an energetic slice of R&B, with a nostalgic 90’s twist.

Maxsta – Badmanism

Maxsta shares brand new track ‘Badmanism’ today. This punchy new track displays a sound and style reminiscent of first generation grime, with Maxsta’s effortless lyrical flow taking centre stage over a magnetic electronic production. Definitely worth a listen.

One Acen – GucciChanel

One Acen continues with his brand of fun-filled UK rap with the unmissable ‘GucciChanel’. With previous single ‘EIO’ featuring Hardy Caprio being one of the most popular tracks in urban music this summer, ‘GucciChanel’ demonstrates One Acen’s effortless fusion of the genres he pays homage to.


Karim follows up the release of emotionally charged lament ‘Dance’ with a wash of intricate, art-fuelled visuals. Inspired by the theatrical works of artists such as David Bowie, the cathartic video focuses primarily on Afas himself as he gazes wistfully into the camera, developing upon the continued theme of emotional contrast.

Cardi B – Money

Our favourite Bronx lyricist is back with her first solo release since the acclaimed ‘Invasion of Privacy’. Enter Cardi B, who is dripping in gold and swimming in cash this week with her new song ‘Money’. Think heavy basslines and unadulterated sass.

Rudimental, Tom Walker – Walk Alone

Heartfelt Scottish vocalist Tom Walker has teamed up with the legendary Rudimental on ‘Walk Alone’. Kick-start your weekend and listen out for the trumpets and upbeat-production signature to Rudimental on this feel-good track.

Mumford & Sons – If I Say

Dreamt up by the band’s keyboard player in NYC at 3AM, this is the second release from Mumford & Sons upcoming album ‘Delta’. First premiered by Zane Lowe on Beats 1, ‘If I Say’ comprises production from Paul Epworth and a cinematic strings arrangement by film score composer Sally Herbert.

Yonaka – Creature

This genre-bending Brighton four-piece Yonaka are everywhere at the moment. ‘Creature’, the title track of the band’s forthcoming EP serves up some home-truths about how unwanted thoughts and anxiety can impact on human relationships.

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