TAILS SHARES NEW SOUND WITH REVOLUTIONARY INDIE DANCE SINGLE “ON HOLD” OUT NOW
Born and based Canadian, producer Spencer Reid aka Tails is back on bitbird to share his new musical vision with the world. After his recent fire releases like his 2021 debut EP Photos of the Sun, and his latest single “CLOSE2ME”, Tails is determined to continue his success streak with his new single and a new sound. The indie dance tune “On hold” just dropped today and it is bursting with electric beats and energetic drops you shouldn’t miss out on.
Tails is experimenting with a new sound as he strays away from the classic trap style he is known for and tries his hand at a new sonic palette moving his music towards the Indie Dance realm. We declare the experiment a complete success! “On hold” has all the classical Tail elements that we know and love him for: immersive soundscapes, thickly layered drums, and catchy melodies. He perfectly merges them into the new melancholic and emotional context while giving his tune a softer edge through added vocals and soft guitar riffs.
“This release is a huge step in the right direction for me. It takes elements of the classic tails ‘sound’ and puts them in a new context. I’ve experimented with this style for years behind the scenes but have never had the courage to release something like ‘on hold’.”
The lyrics of the song are so bittersweet and soft that they make you melt like butter. The repeated and emotionally charged line “Don’t let go” guides you through the song like a lifeline or spirit guide who helps you process the feels you get hit by while listening to “on hold”. In fact, it quite literally feels like your life is put on hold for these mere few minutes as you succumb to the melancholic chord progression. The song quickly moves into a light-hearted sonic atmosphere and builds up to a catchy, energetic drop that’s bound to be on a loop in your head.
“’on hold’ was started and finished in 2 very different head spaces. When I started the track, it was much more somber and ballad-like – more along the lines of a Kasbo or Odesza track – hence the vocal part and chord progression that make the intro feel more melancholic. When I revisited the original demo a few months later, I was feeling much more content and carefree in life – which lead to the builds and drops feeling much more light-hearted and energetic!”
You can catch Tails testing his new sound live this summer while supporting Kidswaste on tour across the US. In the meantime, put “on hold” on repeat, and be on the lookout for more fresh Tails tunes coming your way soon!