Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Saturday 08 December 2018

SodyLet You Know

Following from wistful recent single ‘Maybe It Was Me’, Sody continues her emotional journey through to resolution with her charged new single ‘Let You Know’. The track demonstrates the hotly-tipped newcomer’s continued ability to craft heart-rending pop with an emotional sincerity beyond her years. Her forward-thinking, emotionally raw song-writing style has led to relatable, cutting-edge pop that marks her as a unique new artist.

Seeb x BastilleGrip

Following a triumphant year, Norwegian heavyweights Seeb round-off 2018 with an unexpected collaboration with Bastille. ‘Grip’ follows on from Seeb’s debut EP release and is lifted from Bastille’s new mixtape ‘Other People’s Heartache Pt.4’.

Maverick SabreHer Grace

Irish talent Maverick Sabre teams up with reggae superstar Chronixx on his second single ‘Her Grace’. A powerful track from the duo, this will be taken from the songwriter’s third album which is set for release in Spring 2019. Mixing two very distinctive vocals, the track compliments both perfectly and a closer listen to the lyrics will unpick a very poignant story which explores themes around domestic abuse.

Ali CaldwellColors

Powerhouse singer Ali Caldwell dominated the national stage with her dynamic performances on season 2 of The Four and Season 11 of The Voice. Today Ali release her highly anticipated new single “Colors”. The song is about embracing beauty in diversity and unity and drops alongside her “TrueColors” partnership with Splat hair color.

FilousBicycle

At just 21-years-old, producer /remixer filous has achieved impressive success. He’s topped the iTunes electronic chart in +9 countries and created official remixes for Selena Gomez, James Bay, and more. His recent indie-pop bop “Bicycle” featuring British songstress klei and co-produced by Brisbane-based Golden Vessel has accumulated over 2M streams on Spotify. The playful music video was shot in Amsterdam and is a perfect visual for the quirky tune.

Mark Ronson – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (ft. Miley Cyrus)

Just as its name would suggest, ‘Nothing Breaks Like A Heart’ is the first sad banger we’ve been gifted from Mark Ronson’s upcoming album, but it’s none the less a tantalising ear worm of a track. The video sees Miley Cyrus in a police chase, with poignant references to gun violence (children playing with bullets) and the NFL ‘take a knee’ protest to the national anthem – well worth a watch.

HYYTS – DWY

‘DWY’ is Glasgow risers HYYTS’ “big romantic statement” to the world, swapping the grand production of debut track ‘Butterflies In My Head’ for a showcase of Adam’s soulful falsetto against a background of delicate guitar and dour swathes of synths. The accompanying visuals are beautifully lit yet surreal, matching incongruous lines such as “Falling awake in neon fog the neon falls on everything / Nothing left only you in the dark of love again”.

Gentry – Disconnected

Channelling the likes of Prince, Queen and James Blake, it’s hard not to expect big things from LA-based, London-bred Gentry – and luckily, he rises to the occasion with ‘Disconnected’. It’s a charming, funk laden little jam, coming as part of a double-A side with ‘Something I Said’.

Dusty and SkylarkBlack Mans Timings

Dusty and Skylark may be fresh names to you but with their latest release ‘Black Mans Timing’, they’re set to become major names on your radar. Coming with confidence and a bag full of charisma the pair roll out their witty and highly vibsy new single playing on the stereotype that black guys are always running late, both the lyrics and the visual spin the notion on its head alongside a comical delivery that switches up the script and shows us that sometimes, things are just a matter of time and effort, regardless of whether we are late or not.

Little Simz101FM

Little Simz returns to share a brilliant new offering, titled ‘101FM’. The song made its debut on Julie Adenuga’s Beats 1 show on Apple Music and showcases Simz’s storytelling skill, as she reflects on her journey to music and where she came from. We love Little Simz here at Spindle and can’t wait to see her take over the world in 2019…