Freya Ridings - Castles

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  1. Ag

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    This is fucking great:

     
  2. lolly

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    Good song, but I don't like her voice much at all.
     
  3. Ag

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    I can forgive the vocals when the song's a banger. Although surely Dua could have scissored for this.
     
  4. FetchFugly

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    Her voice doesn't bother me on this like it did on the slow stuff.

    Good on her for spinning off her drippy Love Island balladry into a much more worthy hit. Though I am sure she still has more drippy balladry in her.
     
  5. Devil

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    Yeah I don’t hate the vocals on this one. Brilliant song, hopefully it proper takes off.
     
  6. northernlad

    northernlad all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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    Huh. Well this is entirely unexpected. I hope she has more of this in her.
     
  7. BoysForSeles

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    This gets advertised a lot on Spotify. It’s definitely got a hook. If it was the 90s there’d also be a killer remix on the loose.
     
  8. octophone

    octophone artificial bloom, hydroponic skin

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    Enunciation, please. "I'm gonna be...CASTLES...frubble-ubble-ubble-love". What?

    (NB - this is decent)
     
  9. lolly

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    She's just a bellow or six away from Florence Welch.
     
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  10. ameraal

    ameraal is this too much?

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    my first thought was florence too, if a bit more restrained. i don't mind this on first listen. i like the sentiment and the fromtherubbleofyourlove bit and the plinky piano during the last chorus.
     
  11. Rita

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    This is fantastic. It has been stuck in my head for days.
     
  12. Devil

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    #48 on Spotify now, new peak.
     
  13. Devil

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    Scratch that, now up to #37. Great stuff.

    #26 in actual singles chart too. Would be great to see this hit at least the top 20.
     
  14. FetchFugly

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    Going by her past singles I am surprised they haven't already stuck out a remix - not that I would necessarily hold my breath on any such mix being killer.

    The new track they are pushing on New Music Friday is back to boring form unfortunately.
     
  15. lolly

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    Why are they pushing something now? Shouldn't they hold it back a month or so, or has this Love Island success got in the way of a wider campaign?
     
  16. FetchFugly

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    The album is out this week so it makes sense she would have a song on NMF, but this song is on there as a single with its own cover too. Odd.
     
  17. lolly

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    I suppose campaigns are very different now. I guess I just find it odd in as much as Castles is very much still building.
     
  18. ameraal

    ameraal is this too much?

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    the ameraal forecast says: hit.

    i reserve the right to hate it soon however.
     

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