Tracks of the week Reviewed: Goldlink, Santigold, Fire!, Joy Crookes and Diana Ross

GoldLink - Wild and Lethal Trash! ft. Fire!, Santigold

Wild and Lethal Trash!” features on DMV rapper Goldlink’s newly released album “HARAM!”. Goldlink follows his 2019 tape ‘Diaspora’, with a continued exploration of genre and sound as he attempted to create a truly progressive body of work.

The album includes 15 records and Goldlink utilized the talents of NLE Choppa, Rich The Kid, Flo Milli and Santigold to name a few to assist in the shaping of his musical direction.

A majority of the lyrics on “Wild and Lethal Trash!” see Goldlink tap into an erratic and dangerous persona as a slew of threats and warnings are issued throughout; this is acutely buffered by an array of female interests and subtle remarks towards his expensive possessions.

Wild and Lethal Trash!” is a smooth and easy flowing track that features video game adjacent musical features , subtle synths, a muted flute and an underlying bass loop.

Joy Crookes - Feet Don't Fail Me Now

Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” is Joy Crookes latest single. The track was written with Barney Lister and Joel Pott, produced by Blue May, mixed by Spike Stent and was recorded in London. The single foreshadows the talented singer songwriters' currently untitled debut album which is scheduled to be released later this year.

Speaking on the track, Crookes said: “‘Feet Don’t Fail Me Now’ is a song I wrote in light of the political events of last year. It’s written from the perspective of someone who finds it easier to remain complicit out of fear of speaking up and what those consequences might be. I think the chorus is universal, and I hope it can be a call to action. We are all guilty of being this character. Ultimately, I hope the song encourages people to be a bit braver. It’s important to open up a dialogue, speak out, make mistakes—that’s okay, and that’s how progress happens.

The backdrop of this track is rich in nature and heavily infused with remnants of jazz and soul . The standout elements of the instrumentation does however lie in the usage of the double bass and violin within the chorus.

Diana Ross - Thank You

Thank You” is set to feature on Diana Ross’ new studio album “Thank You” , The project was put together during lockdown, and features collaborations with esteemed writers in the shape of Antonoff, Napes, Amy Wadge, Neff-U, Troy Miller, Tayla Parx, and Spike Stent.

The track itself features a unique blend of 60s soul and modern funk, and acts as an ode to Diana Ross’ supporters and loyal fan base for the unwavering backing she has received throughout her 60 year career.

Diana Ross said the following about the track “This collection of songs is my gift to you with appreciation and love,” Ross said in a statement. “I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at this time. I dedicate this songbook of love to all of you, the listeners. As you hear my voice you hear my heart.”