With all the rush of Christmas shopping and the talk of “love to all humankind” it’s easy to forget why we actually like Christmas. Spencer Flay’s got you covered - Hey Christmas will have you in love with the festive season all over again. With a gluttonous dollop of Spencer’s legendary humour and everyday life references, and a fun beat to boot.
Podcast: Christmas Closer
We’ve brought you a bottomless abundance of new music this month, from the three podcast tracks to Cam’s recommendations to a brand new undiscovered music playlist on Spotify. On the show Spencer Flay is up centre with his new single Hey Christmas, with all the sparkle of those gold and silver holographic Christmas sellotapes. Flanking him are Jack Critchlow’s sleek Closer To You and Hybrid Kid’s Miracle.
Closer To You is effortlessly stylish. Hovering around elements of hip-hop, R&B and pop, it’s also sneakily catchy. Coming from the RNCM up in Manchester, he sallies out often for live performances. This single is one of Jack’s favourites to play live, so he says. Sounds like a good night to us. Keep an eye on socials for details.
Drawing on country heritage, Miracle mixes up the sullen and the restless, the soft and the beat-driven. Laying down a few effective phrases, it builds and develops into something borderline euphoric. Released late November. They have a string of gigs from Brighton to St Albans to Hastings where you can catch their energy up close.