Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Friday 16 November 2018
Words Katie Smith

Coco ft Capo LeeRoll Out

Following up on his  EP project ‘No Rehearsal’ across the summer, quick fire Sheffield grime MC Coco enlists Capo Lee on his latest banger ‘Roll Out’. Coco is steadily becoming a one-to-watch and his quick-witted personality shines through on this track, one to turn up loud and for everyone to enjoy. Released on friend and mentor Toddla T’s STEEZE label.

Betty WhoBetween You & Me

Our favourite Aussie is back with a bang with news of her next album ‘Betty’ and new single ‘Between You & Me’. The new single throwback to Betty in her earlier days as an artist, and is a sweet, sublime offering which shows the breadth of what her artistry allows and doesn’t dissapoint. Her third album will be released independently and will be her most personal yet. We can’t wait to see what she brings to the table.

WafiaI’m Good (Louie Lastic & Billy Davis Remix)

2018 is proving to be WAFIA’s year and it’s safe to say that she’s having quite the moment. After impressing us at her recent London show, the hotly-tipped newcomer continues to make waves with a remix of her electro-pop hit and is joined by DC based producer, Louie Lastic and Melbourne based producer Billiy Davis on the fresh re-work.

MaxstaOff To Work

Maxsta shares with us the final instalment before his highly anticipated ‘Maxtape 2’ with the release of new track ‘Off To Work’, out today. Stripping it down and showcasing another side to the punchy, energetic grime MC and producer, Maxsta talks about his own experiences trying to achieve his goals and encourages others to not let distractions get in the way of their aspirations. Nice one Max!

Hanne Leland – Underdogs

Norwegian native Hanne Leland has teamed up with UK rising producer Hight (Lily Allen, Tom Walker) to undeniable catchy electro-pop anthem ‘Underdogs’.  With feel good, home-grown visuals to match, it’s one for anyone who feels a step outside the cool clique.

Empathy Test – Holy Rivers

Independent London duo Empathy Test are back making bold statements with ‘Holy Rivers’, a cascade of melodic synths and a driven, garage style beat. The track explores the idea of just how small the individual is in the face of governments, religions and the power of Mother Nature – no biggie.

Brooke Candy – Nuts feat. Lil Aaron

Brooke Candy continues to prove her versatility with the high octane ‘Nuts’. Featuring her mainstay explosive vocals and unapologetically pop-punk sensibilities, ‘Nuts’ is a blazing earworm that leaves a sure fire lasting impression.

Chlöe Howl – 23

Following a similar theme to Adele’s thematic releases, Chlöe Howl reminds us all that adult life just ain’t what it’s cracked up to be. It’s another fabulously double-edged release from the London songstress, who we hotly tip for 2019 with her January performance at Moth Club on sale now.

Anderson. Paak – Who R U?

Yes Lawd! Anderson .Paak is seriously building the hype for his next album Oxnard with another fire single out just a week before the album itself. Produced by the legendary Dr. Dre, ‘Who R U’ is the most recent drop from the R&B artist, and gives listeners a taste of just what’s to come on .Paak’s highly anticipated third album.

LÉON – Falling

Swedish artist, LÉON’s new single ‘Falling’ meshes sounds from the ‘60s and ‘80s with her sultry voice to create a melodic pop anthem. The song focuses on the relatable feeling of falling back into someone.

Yellow Days – What’s It All For?

Breakout artist Yellow Days has released a string of psychedelic bluesy singles in 2018. The most recent of which, ‘What’s It All For?’ is the typical fusion of funky and sad that defines Yellow Days’ sound. The track explores his relationship with fame and how it affects his personal life.

BETTA LEMME – Bambola

Ultra Music’s newest superstar Betta Lemme partnered up with Italian DJ’s Merk & Kremont for a fresh remix of “Bambola.” Betta debuted the single last year and the numbers skyrocketed, hitting GOLD in Italy, and surpassing 47 million views on YouTube alone. Betta owes much of her success as a global sensation due to her ability to weave the French, Italian, and English language throughout her songs. She also co-wrote Sofi Tukker’s smash hit “Awoo” and lended vocals on the track.

Lulu MirandaCherry Kiss

International singer-songwriter Lula Miranda dropped her newest single “Cherry Kiss” today, a dreamy pop track with elements of R&B. Lula wrote the track about “that magical physical connection” that pushes you to fight for your relationship when it’s on the rocks. Though she was born in LA and has Spanish/Italian roots, she’s made Argentina her home base. While in Buenos Aires, Lula was chosen as direct support for Maren Morris and Niall Horan and also performed with Halsey recently. In addition, Clean Bandit asked her to cover their track “Solo,” which she performed on guitar and launched on her Instagram.

VERIDIA – Numb

Nashville-based band VERIDIA continues to transcend category, blending elements of pop, rock, and EDM into their songs. Their full-length album The Beast You Feed just landed on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, peaking at #14, and this week they revealed the visual for their single “Numb.” Vocalist Deena Jakoub wrote the song to remind herself and others that it’s important to speak up about our inner demons and seek help when needed.

Little MixStrip feat. Sharaya J

In honor of the release of ‘LM5’, the fifth album from the iconic British girl group, we had to give a mention to ‘Strip’. Featuring American rapper Sharaya J, the track combines catchy choruses with body positivity. Little Mix continues to promote taking control of your self-worth and celebrating yourself. Well done!

Liv DawsonI Like You

19-year-old Liv Dawson has revealed her new EP, ‘Bedroom’. ‘I Like You’ showcases her ability to effortlessly capture early adulthood. The sweet track references a situation we’ve all been in at one point or another: “should I confess how I feel?” Watch Dawson’s dreamy video below.

Mumford & SonsBeloved 

‘Beloved’ appears on the fourth studio album by Mumford & Sons, titled ‘Delta’. The band has embarked on a massive tour in support of their new collection, which comes after a hiatus and a collaborative EP called ‘Johannesburg’. Raw emotion meets nostalgically hopeful melodies in this track.

 

HozierMovement

The man responsible for ‘Take Me To Church’ has an innate ability to write grand, soulful tracks that haunt you in the best way. Hozier has followed his 2018 EP, ‘Nina Cried Power’, with ‘Movement’. Take a look at the single’s video below. The visual features ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, who previously starred in the viral video that shot Hozier to fame.

Dan CaplenCloser To You feat. Sinéad Harnett

 

Dan Caplen teamed up with Sinéad Harnett to create a single comprised of complementary voices and fun harmonies. Caplen sings that even though he “fell asleep on the sofa”, he has “never felt closer” to the one he’s trying to hang onto. It isn’t fun when a connection doesn’t work out, but Caplen and Harnett have created a great tune to scream out when you find yourself in the situation and aren’t ready to give up.

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