What's the song you've listened to most during this isolation period?
I’m sure, like many of us, while trapped inside the easiest way to be transported somewhere else is by playing music. So, during this time, I’ve gravitated towards more poignant soundscape-style music as it helps create a strong atmosphere at home and allows your mind to wander a little more. I’ve also been playing a lot more vinyl as I think the process of choosing a record, carefully placing the needle and flipping sides regularly, makes it more of an ‘activity’ and you pay closer attention. Nils Frahm is a composer I’ve seen live and followed for many years and his track Says from the album Spaces is mesmerising. Play it loud, sit back, be patient and travel into space.
What track always gets you on the dance floor?
Michael Jackson’s Beat It and Dirty Diana; I spent many hours happily dancing to these in my room as a kid and I think these tracks just take me back to being 12 and the feeling I had discovered what music was all about. If someone plays these at my house I will, without fail, break into improvised dance moves, which likely end up on instagram.
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What's your 'guilty pleasure' track?
The first record my dad ever played me was Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf and it blew my head off. I loved the theatre of it and how his music seemed to create it’s own world. A cheesy world, granted, but I still love his lyrics and the silly scale of it all. It’s fun but full of heart too.
What song always makes you turn off the stereo when it comes on?
Anything reggaeton (not to be confused with reggae). If you’ve heard one you’ve heard em all.
We can't go out right now, but when we're finally allowed to head out for a night on the town, what track will you listen to while you're getting ready?
Ernie by Fat Freddy’s Drop has such an awesome moody build and when it does drop it just make you grin and swing. In close second place would be Part Time Glory by Maribou State (anything by them really!). Oh, and if you take ages to get ready, stick this on after Gimme Some by Weval.