Spies are the Dublin-based band who first worked up a bit of excitement back in 2016, but mysteriously vanished when it all seemed to be ramping up for them. However, after a two year hiatus, they are sounding bolder and more assured than ever before.
"Uriah" is a track that sees Spies continue their forage into synth-driven territory. It's a track that opens with computer-like sounds that create a futuristic atmosphere that somewhat surprisingly builds into a truly anthemic track of euphoric proportions.
There are soft hooks, slippery drumbeats and elegant basslines that all entwine with the retro synths, but it's that festival-friendly chorus that demands lighters to be raised that forms the focus of the track. It's a meaty, arena-ready sound that shows just how ready Spies are to take up their rightful place at the table again.
Speaking on how the track has developed from a live favourite into something bigger, the band say"'Uriah' was initially written very guitar and drum heavy. It was a staple live track that we played at most gigs. When writing the album, however, we looked at reshaping a few of the old songs, which had its challenges. But 'Uriah' was a song that definitely transformed the most and acquired much greater depth through that process."