On the heels of the release of his single “Million Air” The Belgian-American Brighton, UK based artist Speelburg has his collaboration with Yez Yez “Say Hello.” The song was recently featured as the opening track in the Google Pixel commercial that can be viewed HERE. “I once made a mixtape on a mini disc called ‘Songs To Walk Into A Room To,’ says Speelburg, “the idea being, if you were to walk into a room, what would be the best movie moment soundtrack – all songs with the same explosive nature as Kool And The Gang’s ‘Jungle Boogie’ or John Williams’ ‘Duel Of The Fates’ (from Star Wars Episode I). ‘Say Hello’ attempts to outdo all of those.” When asked about the song being used in the Google Pixel ad, Speelburg said, “as someone who spends a lot of time watching Bradley Cooper interviews on youtube, I’m glad the song in the sponsored ad is something I recognize.”
Prior single offerings include “Million Air” that the Line of Best Fit, called “perfect millennial slice of wonky pop,” and was featured as BBC Radio 1’s this week’s “Chillest Record” last week. The song has been played by BBC’s Phil Taggart, Clara Amfo and Annie Mac. In the US, has been supported by Jason Kramer at KCRW.
“It’s a kaleidoscopic spiral of wonky chill slacker pop. Speelburg sings about floating around in space on the pensive song, which is exactly what it feels like, losing ourselves to ‘Million Air’s’ gravity-defying weightlessness.” – I Heart Moosiq
“Million Air” is part of a group of songs that Speelburg mastermind Noah Sacré has coined “pop music for important people” and are from his forthcoming album, Character Actor. “Million Air” followed ”Oxy Cotton Candy,” Speelburg’s twisted take on the “song of the summer” that was released in conjunction with an incredibly funny and bizarre video that channels the Lonely Island as if directed by Wes Anderson. The song was the BBC Introducing Track of the Day and was featured on Spotify’s NMF (UK).
Watch “Oxy Cotton Candy”: HERE
These new songs are a departure from his previous releases, offering a sunnier musical disposition that puts a spotlight on Speelburg mastermind Noah Sacré’s sharp wit and unique sense of humor. These new songs are fantastically intricate and slyly brilliant, drawing listeners into Speelburg’s pleasantly oddball world with jangly hooks, effervescent choruses and clever lyrics peppered with pop culture references.
“….. that killer falsetto, playfully arranged guitars and synths and melodies that can evoke Connan Mockasin one moment, and Father John Misty or ‘The Bay’-era Metronomy the next.” – VICE on “Screener Season”
Sacré, who has a deep love of cinema, directs produces and animates his own videos. With a name like Speelburg, Sacré has put a significant amount of pressure on himself and his creative output, in the hopes that someday he will live up to the name.
Speelburg’s music has been championed by tastemakers such as Pigeons and Planes, Indie Shuffle, Clash Music, Vice, DIY Magazine, BBC Radio 1’s Phil Target, Annie Mac and Clara Amfo, KCRW’s Jason Kramer, Jason Bently, and Apple’s Zane Lowe. Speelburg will be spending the month of August on the west coast in the U.S. He played to enthusiastic crowd at the Hi Hat in Los Angeles last night (see photos HERE) and will be at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco tonight (details HERE) as part of New Alt. 105 DJ Aaron Axelsen’s Popscene.