Top Tracks: Ritzy Park – Spinning Head of Mine

The opening to this track from Berlin based outfit Ritzy Park has got to be one of my favourite musical moments of 2018. ‘Spinning Head of Mine (The Stress Song)’, taken from their debut EP What We Know, begins with a quiet and refined piano intro that shifts into maximum overdrive at the drop of a hat with a mighty roar of 70s guitar. I can’t remember the last time I heard a song go from 0 to 60 so fast. With a driving bassline and vocals reminiscent of Debbie Harry, this pressure cooker of a song details the struggles and stresses of modern life, whirling closer and closer to chaos until the dam breaks and a tempestuous torrent of pent-up frustrations break loose. If you’re having the kind of day where you feel like tearing the room apart like a human tornado, this is the song to tip you over the edge.