I’ve got my dancing shoes on here and I’m up shifting around the room with Act Cool‘s new single ‘Higher‘ circulating around me. This track is a little bit more commercial sounding then what’s usually heard on my site. There was something about this one, it stuck and I couldn’t get enough initially. The production side of things on ‘Higher‘ is arranged by the dynamic London duo ‘Act Cool‘, who push the buttons and pull the strings. The vocals are sung by Yemeni singer Najwa Tashi.
Tashi becomes the second Yemen born singer to be featured on this blog in it’s short, year long existence. We featured the wonderful sister act of A-WA, late last year! They must be a talented bunch over there. This single possesses a stand out glow that I don’t often find in a pop oriented release. I honestly feel this track will be the one to elevate the lads onto bigger pastures.
It was released on their own South London based electronic label ‘Concrete Kin‘. This single has that star quality – could it be the hit?
Check out their Spotify page here.
Check out this week’s interview with Billy Nomates here.
I caught up with New York’s Ollie Chanin last week. He is fresh off a collaboration with Eminem. If you still have some reading left in your eyes, check that one here.
About ‘The Sound Sniffer’
The Sound Sniffer is a music blog which is still only a baby – Founded and run by Kevin Coakley in early 2019. He is a music writer and ghostwriter. ‘The Sound Sniffer’ has also run showcases in London since Oct 2019. The showcases are picked from artists we find in our submissions inbox.