Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop": theguysfrom.com's song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear. If you enjoy the track, please share it, so we can keep on talking about great new music
Mirrors - UTAH
It is really quite rare that we have an instrumental track on the Daily Song Drop, but "Mirrors" by UTAH (producers Jared Logan, and Zane Callister of Young Collective) is just so engaging that I could not pass it up.
Check the song out below:
What I really dig about "Mirrors" is that UTAH have taken indie electronic, and given it a hip hop vibe- there's a beat here, and a sample style that feels like it is the start of an incredibly dope hip hop track, but instead you are treated to an addictive electronic track that utilizes subtle shifts, instrumental flourishes, and the occasional (worked) vocal sample all to create one helluva great song. The thing with so many instrumental tracks is that they tend to become flat, and fall in on themselves when you are just kicking back and listening to them, but there's a dynamism to "Mirrors" that keeps bringing you back around, and by the time it ends, you'll not only "hear the beat in your dreams" but you're probably, like me, going to be reaching for the repeat button.
If you enjoy "Mirrors" be sure to wander back through some of UTAH's earlier releases, as they have been creating stellar indie electronic music for a while now, with a couple of my favourites of theirs being the cinematic "On The Mountain By The Sea" and the so-well-looped-it's-silly "One Million".
Here is the November Apple Music Playlist, and the November Spotify Playlist! I'm pretty happy with the flow on this one (and it was, for a change, a bit easier to put together thanks to how the tracks fit together). I also feel like this playlist has just the right amount of variation in it to make it awesome for any and all holiday travelling that you may have coming up...
If you're looking for any of our past playlists, be sure to check out a Friday DSD feature, or search for theguysfrom on either Apple Music or Spotify!
See you tomorrow for our next Daily Song Drop!
The Guys From do not hold the rights to any "Daily Song Drop" songs, it is more our hope to expose our readers to new and different music that we are enjoying, or re-expose them to artists they may have forgotten about.
Above the description of the song will be the song name, followed by the artists' name linked to their website, so you can fall down the rabbit hole, finding and supporting what you dig.