Is there anything quite like the anticipation of a new season? When the air is thick with dreams, and every supporter’s heart is filled with hope and the unspoken phrase, ‘This could be our year!’ And all this is heightened by the sight of a beautiful new pitch, as smooth as a carpet—a testament to the groundskeeper’s art. Like a blank page ready for the season’s triumphs to be written.
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This lush indie pop ode to football (soccer) from Toronto band Spotkix is packed with raw driving guitars and polished harmonies. The Greenest Green celebrates the feeling on the first day of a brand–new season—before a ball’s been kicked. A day when however fleetingly, everything seems possible…
Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/track/5gaitLo8OPTHkjLsMCYYwz?si=d1d12c6c9666479d&nd=1
Spotkix are Steve Maradona (Guitar + vocals), Georgina Best (Keyboards, guitar + vocals), Pete Rodriguez (Guitar + vocals), and Johnny Singh (Drums). After meeting at a pick-up game in Bickford Park, they discovered they were all musicians.
It didn’t take long for them to start jamming, and one thing led to another. Fast forward a year or so to the release of their debut single from the upcoming album On a Yellow, scheduled for release in November 2023.
Tracked by Toronto producer Derek Downham who’s worked with Tragically Hip, Broken Social Scene, and Serena Ryder. The tune is mixed by veteran UK producer Neil Ferguson, best known for producing Chumbawamba.
Georgina Best says, “Once the season gets underway, social is full of fans slagging off players and each other. We wanted to write a love song to the game.” Steve Maradona adds, “We wanted the song to give you the same feeling as a freshly mown pitch.”
The Greenest Green —Inspired by the beautiful game and dedicated to everyone whose heart has ever been broken by a goal in stoppage time. Cruel disappointments come with every season, but until they do…
Hope reigns supreme.