Hump Day Playlist: The Gold Setting, Sweet Spirit, Phebe Starr
As your week unfolds, find yourself immersed in some of the latest bops that will keep you groovin’ and make your hump day a little happier.
The Gold Setting — “My Love”
The second single to be released, “My Love” gathers nothing but nostalgia for listeners. Described as an updated feel of Motown, The Gold Setting perfectly blend in a hint of Cali groove to give it a perfect finish. Fronted by Liza Colby, and joined by Todd Simon, Adam Berg, and Richard Rudolph, this quartet show a promising release in the works. Complementing Colby’s lush vocals is Godfrey At Large whose honeyed vocals are sublime. Preceding this release was “Being Without You,” another gem from the band.
The Gold Setting’s Volume and Tones EP is slated for release on 4/7!
Sweet Spirit — “The Power”
Self-described as a “freak parade,” Austin’s very own Sweet Spirit are gearing up for their sophomore album release with a battle cry anthem. Throughout “The Power,” Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog) speaks to the heart of those who were considered outcasts in schools and tells them to live their own life freely. As someone who often felt the need to not be alone in school, this particular track comes across as empowering and uplifting.
Sweet Spirit’s sophomore album, St. Mojo, is slated for releast 4/7!
Phebe Starr — “Two Hearts”
Returning to grace us with a dose of electropop, Phebe Starr is a rising star. “Two Hearts” is a beautiful melodic piece of pop music. For those assuming this is a tale of romance, you’d be mistaken. Starr made it known to Consequence of Sound that it was actually a battle of inner conflicts — that of being raised by a conservative father and outspoken mother. Perhaps, as I’ve been in that situation of struggling with loyalty to one, I’m drawn into the synth flavored song for that very reason.
Phebe Starr’s Chronicles EP is slated for release 3/31!
Featured photo: Cary Fagan