Breed’s playlist of the month – Pitch & Sync
Previously we’ve asked our artists which ten tracks they’ve repeat played on their music player, spun most often on their deck or turned up when they come on the radio and shared the results with you each month.
Now, we’ve decided to expand our horizons and ask some of our favourite people and clients as well.
First up for December is one our favourite neighbours and long-time Breed collaborators Pitch & Sync. They’re an agency with a rich musical heritage who use their knowledge to add sounds to brands – from clearing rights for them to use existing tracks to creating new compositions to order.
These are the ten tunes they selected to represent the current ambiance in their office.
Rating third in BBC Music’s ‘Sound of 2019’ according to music industry artists and experts, Grace Carter first came to attention supporting Rag‘n’Bone Man and Dua Lipa. This cover of Chris Isaak’s 1991 hit looks set to raise her profile yet further.
In the past St Louis native Angel Olsen has worked with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Mark Ronson. This track comes from her fourth album, also titles ‘All Mirrors’.
Swedish singer/songwriter LÉON started off as in hip hop and soul groups, before going solo and releasing her first eponymous album earlier in 2019. ‘Body’ comes from her EP ‘Surround Me’ originally released in 2017.
Show Me More
‘Show Me More’ is a track from the British pop trio Girl Ray’s forthcoming album ‘Girl’.
Charlotte Day Wilson:
Canadian singer Charlotte Day Wilson’s latest track is her first since her ‘Stone Woman’ EP in 2018, and was made in collaboration with fellow Canadian singer/songwriter Daniel Caesar and legendary songwriter/producer Babyface.
Softness as a Weapon
‘Softness as a Weapon’ is taken from electronic pop musician Kindness’s latest album ‘Something Like a War’.
Battles, Sal Principato:
Titanium 2 Step
Experimental rock band Battles teamed up with Sal Principato of post-punk dance group Liquid Liquid on this track from their fourth album ‘Juice B Crypts’.
The Book Lovers
One of the earliest works by British band Broadcast, ‘The Book Lovers’ was recorded in the late 1990s. Subsequently they released acclaimed albums like ‘Tender Buttons’ and ‘The Noise Made by People’, before the untimely death of singer Trish Keenan in 2011.
Nils Frahm is a highly successful contemporary composer and pianist based in Berlin. ‘All Armed’ has long been a live favourite, and was finally released on the ‘Encores 3’ EP.
Flume, London Grammar, Ross from Friends
Let You Know (Ross from Friends Remix)
A June 2019 collaboration between British indie band London Grammar and Australian producer Flume, as remixed by electronic music producer Ross from Friends, who definitely isn’t David Schwimmer.
You can listen to the full set of tunes on the official Pitch & Sync Spotify.