Track Of The Day: Tolü Makay – ‘Don’t Let Go’

An understated, beautifully soothing listen that encourages listeners to embrace hope, Tolü Makay has shared her latest single ‘Don’t Let Go’. The Nigerian-born, Ireland-based artist gently reassures her listeners to let go of their fears through her smooth vocals, tender lyricism and jazz inspired instrumentation.

Inspired by the likes of Erykah Badu, Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, Asa and Labrinth, Makay first realised her talent for singing in church, and it’s a talent that continued to blossom as she embraced writing songs for herself. ‘Don’t Let Go’ sees her practising self compassion whilst navigating her “emotional transition from fear to hope.”

The track’s accompanying video was shot and directed by Fiona-Louise Ntidendereza on 16mm film, and shows Makay during some of her most relaxed moments. The visuals reflect Makay’s message of empowerment and self belief, providing a warm and bright insight in to the sounds on her forthcoming debut album.

Listen to ‘Don’t Let Go’ below and follow Tolü Makay on Spotify, Facebook and bandcamp

Kate Crudgington

LISTEN: People Club – ‘Kil Scott’

Laid back, hazy beats and smooth vocals permeate ‘Kil Scott’, the latest single from Berlin five-piece People Club. The track shares the same title as the band’s upcoming EP, which is set for release on 15th November.

Accompanied by an animated video which was shot and directed by Morioh Sonder, ‘Kil Scott’ is a sultry tune that explores the perspective of an uneasy gold-digger who is waiting for her decrepit husband to die. The band’s seductive soundscape provides the perfect backdrop for this tale of inner conflict.

It’s a fitting track for an EP that’s based around the destruction of a fictional character – Scott – who embodies all of the values that the band themselves dislike. Singing about issues like sexism, racism, homophobia, the band’s distinctive aesthetic blends lyrical social commentary with a classic soul ensemble with a generous helping of lavish effects and synthesizers.

People Club are set to play at The Islington on 28th November, so if you like the sound of ‘Kil Scott’, grab a ticket here. Listen to their new track below and follow the band on Facebook for more updates.

People Club Live Dates 2019
4th October – Workmans Club, DUBLIN
21st November – Club Acud, BERLIN
28th November – The Islington, LONDON

Kate Crudgington