“WHEN THE CITY LIGHTS DIM”
STARBUCKS’ PICK OF THE WEEK
Cold Specks as been chosen as Starbucks’ “Pick of the Week” for this week, November 13. “When the City Lights Dim“, from her debut album, I Predict a Graceful Expulsion, is available for free via download card at all locations, on the Starbucks Digital Network in stores, or on the Starbucks mobile app. Head to your nearest Starbucks now to get your download!
Lead by singer-guitarist Al Spx, Cold Specks hails from Etobicoke, Canada although she now calls London home. Channeling James Joyce’s Ulysses she donned the name Cold Specks from Joyce’s gripping script
Self-proclaimed as “doom soul”, the music of Cold Specks draws on folk and gospel elements, with a strong personal interpretation. At times it can be heavy and bleak, but the willful, raspy vocals of Al Spx offer an element of brightness. The weight of each track grows slowly and as her velvety vocals hit your ears, you will instantly feel swathed in this warm blanket-like familiarity. As the leaves begin to change and the nights grow darker and colder, this is the music that will warm you from the inside out.
“Born all in the dark wormy earth, cold specks of fire, evil, lights shining in the darkness.”