Nick Leng’s “Playing with Fire” lends itself to a book’s worth of “this track is on fire” references. But instead of stooping that low I’ll just mention it so you know just how much I’m above all that.
Seriously though, this track is pure excellence in motion. I love the grainy feel of the background and how that melody just worms itself into your brain as the vocal refrains repeat throughout the song. Nick’s chic minimal aesthetic seems to come from an artist naturally in tune with the nuances of modern music. He’s also a classically trained pianist, which makes his dancing, washed piano all the more special. Keep a sentinel’s watch out for his debut EP “Drivers,” coming later this year. Enjoy!