Radio LBB: A Soft Landing into September
That’s all folks! We’re now officially in the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and all that. Summer’s over and people are actually starting to reply to your emails again. Inside your mind you can hear the school bell ring and it sends shivers down your spine. Here at Big Sync we're not quite ready for the slippery slide into Halloween ghouls and the holiday season.
So we wanted to share our collection of sweet tunes, gathered over the summer months, to help soften the landing into September. Some of our team have highlighted their favourites below. Now breathe deeply and relax… summer’s not over ’til it’s over.
Like Everybody Else – Lennon Stella
Lisa James, Music Supervisor> I’ve been following Lennon Stella and her sister Maisy for years on YouTube when they started uploading covers. I’m beyond excited that they’ve started releasing original material. I love how exposed the vocal is, this shows the variability in Lennon’s voice. Lyrically this is something I really resonate with and I find myself going back to this record every week for another listen.
Everything – Loyal
Harry Morris, Business Development Manager> Love the bassline in this song, had my head bobbing along this summer. Saw Loyal for the first time about six months ago at their first live gig in a little bar in Hackney. They did the rounds at some of the festivals over the next few months and have been tipped for big things in the future.
Children Of Zeus - Hard Work
Jordan> Children Of Zeus have been consistently putting out some of the finest soulful/R&B music in recent years. This cut from their new album is no exception - dubby, laid back, and dripping with soul.
Heavy, California – Jungle
Angel Lee, Country Manager, Big Sync Singapore> Growing up in California, this modern soulful track has the LA vibe where its one of those groovy car tunes you want to have with you while driving through the 405 with the sun setting and shadows of palm trees in your rear view mirror.
Honey- Million Miles
Jon Stone, Music Supervisor> After finding her musical home in Nashville she returned to Britain with all the influences she’d picked up along the way. Honey brings lazy blues guitar solos, a drum groove so laid-back it’s practically horizontal and a beautifully simplistic song structure synonymous with the Nashville sound. This, combined with her fantastic vocal delivery and British Soul sensibilities, creates something quite special.
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - 1 Thing
Jordan Glick, Music Supervisor> Brilliant re-imagining of Amerie’s classic hit ‘1 Thing’, with the original’s pop sensibilities exchanged for steel drums, fuzz guitar, and raw drums.
Love Can Be So Hard - Disclosure
Lily Cao, Music Supervisor> A good throwback, a great sample and an even better re-imagination of this ‘80s gem. Anything that oozes synths, disco house and a soulful vibe has my heart.
Salt Like – Doctor (Of Love)
Phil Lawlor, COO and Co-Founder> I don’t know much about the band other than that they’re apparently a trio and from LA. The record was released on 45 only, by Permanent Records. Heavy drums that should satisfy most rock fans and hip-hop heads. They currently have two followers on Spotify and I am one of them…