Spindle Selects: Tracks of the Week

Friday 21 December 2018

Billy LockettCovered In Chaos

Rounding off a mammoth year which has seen him support industry legends ELO and a support slot with fast-rising Lewis Capaldi, Spindle alumni Billy Lockett plays out the year with a beautiful new track ‘Covered in Chaos’. The track, according to Lockett is about “Turning on the self-destruct button after something negative and unexpected happens in your life” and is a “thank you to everyone who has seen me on tour this year, everyone who has streamed one of my songs”. A beautiful offering from the talented singer-songwriter, who will play his biggest show to date at Shepherds Bush Empire in April 2019.

slenderbodies – king

The California duo slenderbodies keep on gaining millions of streams with their warm indie sound. The new single ‘’king’’ is carefully sonically balanced and floats through any occasion.

Ariana Grande – imagine

Ariana release yet another smooth single ‘imagine’ after the viral smash ‘’thank you next’’. There is no question about that Ariana now stands in the centre of attention in the music industry, all eyes on her.

Rukhsana Merrise – Point The Gun

West London’s Rukhsana Merrise released her second EP ‘Child’. ‘Point The Gun’ catch our attention with acoustic guitar, ambient sounds and deep beats.

Sam Smith – Fire on Fire

The heart wrenching single ‘Fire on Fire’ sees the return of Sam Smith and his rich emotion filled voice. Singing about the up and downs of a relationship this track is bound to hit your heart strings.

Dido – friends

Ladies and Gentleman..Dido is back with another BOP! Her new single ‘friends’ will get you dancing with its smooth beats and lyrics about stopping fake people from entering your life. This song showcases that Dido hasn’t lost her touch for making relatable pop music for everyone. ‘friends’ is also accompanied by the song ‘Hurricane’.

Jay Sean – Need to Know 

The ‘Down’ singer has released a new tantalising RnB track that is guaranteed to get everyone in their feelings. If your in the mood for some easy listening with some sleek beats Need to Know’ will be your new go to.

Rudimental, YEBBA, Maverick Sabre – They Don’t Care About Us

The release of this epic collaboration between these three amazing artists has to be the best way to end 2018. With its soulful and summery demeanour and the lyrics about love this track will be played well into 2019.

Ariana Grande – Wit it This Christmas

Christmas and Chill is a festive album full of christmasy bops, but ‘Wit it This Christmas’  takes the cake for best song on the record. If you are looking to listen to a holiday RnB song whilst drinking hot chocolate by the tree with Bae then this one is for you.

Destiny’s Child – 8 Days of Christmas – Live

Classic, CLASSIC is the word that comes to mind with this holiday banger. Destiny’s Child take on the unforgettable Christmas carol ‘Twelve days of Christmas’ has been a seasonal favourite since its initial release in 2001.

Andy Williams – Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

This is a must have for EVERY Christmas playlist. The minute you hear the opening instrumentals an instant holiday cheer can felt within the air. From its festive lyrics to Andy Williams deep voice that melts the ear this is a Christmas classic you MUST listen to.

Ten FéEcho Park

It’s a storming new single to see the year out from Londoners Ten Fé. ‘Echo Park’ is a taster of their upcoming album, ‘Future Perfect, Present Tense’ set for release in March.

A$AP RockyTony Tone

Swift on the heels of the Tama Impala assisted ‘Sundress’, A$AP Rocky drops four minutes’ worth of trippy visuals for ‘Tony Tone’. It’s a bit of a whirlwind, starting at a children’s party and swiftly following through an onslaught of scenes, all beautifully captured.

Kwaku AsanteFantasy

‘Fantasy’ is an old fashioned love song given fresh life, with the Londoner’s silky vocals set against burnished piano chords and a smooth, R&B tinged beat. Asante states “’Fantasy’ is about someone who’s too good to be true, who seems to be a mental projection of what my head thinks the person I fall in love with will make me feel”.