Tap Read Flight. 5: “Hotel of grief? I passed just in front … ”
Press Play is my weekly series of (mostly) independent tracks from the barely discovered depths of corporate DSPs. All of my recommended tracks are compiled in the Spotify playlist linked below, which is updated weekly.
Titose feat. The big hash, “Best friends”
Hailing from Botswana, 23-year-old singer / songwriter Titose shines on this track, which features a simple yet captivating drum loop and heavy synth line. The track itself has a girls’ night out theme and features a pretty cool verse from South African rapper The Big Hash. This track is featured on her recently released debut album “Was It Something I Said?” “
glutton, “What’s left”
Hailing from London and singer-songwriter Ella Smoker (aka gglum), here’s an alternative track to bass drum and guitar. I’ve probably listened to this track the most since I found it last week, mostly because of its incredible chorus, which I’m a fan of (it describes my love / hate relationship with Post Malone).
In this song, Smoker appears to apologize for all the pain she caused to a lover who stays behind regardless. You can find this track on her recently released debut album, “Once the Edge is Gone”.
Swansea Skag, “I dare you”
This track by singer / songwriter Mason Stover (aka Swansea Skag) sounds like one of those songs that has the potential to go viral on TikTok. It has toxic heartache lyrics and a bass-laden layered bridge that made me wish the track lasted a minute longer.
“I get bored sometimes without our hell / I can’t fight it / I can’t doubt it / Who would we be without him? “
You can find this track on his upcoming EP, “You’ll be dead before you know it”.
Prospa, “To love someone”
I have been working nights at my current job for three months now, where the only positive point was coming home early in the morning when it was still dark. That was until daylight saving time rolled around.
Either way, rave music is perfect for nighttime listening, and this electronic track from British duo Prospa features heavy drums and glorious synths, with the distorted voice of someone singing, “love someone.” one feels so good “.
I highly recommend that you listen to this track and the other Prospa music if you are a fan of the rave genre. You can also find this track on their recently released EP, âRave Science, Vol. 2. “
Radiohead, “Song of the Pyramid”
Another week, another anniversary reissue. This time it’s “KID A MNESIA”, a repackaging of two first Radiohead albums (“Kid A” from 2000 and “Amnesiac” from 2001), with some B sides added.
Although I still have some reservations about “Kid A”, despite its groundbreaking sound and rave reviews, I will always love “Pyramid Song”.
Originally presented as the first single from “Amnesiac”, I strongly consider it one of Radiohead’s top ten tracks. The haunting piano chords and Egyptian-inspired strings are from another world.
All in all, if you are a Radiohead fan, I suggest you listen to this reissue. It’s not âIn Rainbowsâ (you know, their best album) but it’s a nice listening once you get to the âAmnesiacâ side.
You can find all the songs from this week and more here: