I picked these songs to help inspire sounds for the new project I’m working on. I named it Antimatter bc that’s the name of my project. I grew up listening to rap, alternative, pop punk, and reggaeton so I’m looking to create something that incorporates all of that. Picked current hits from these different genres.
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I’m always inspired by songs that are filled with strong and seamless vocals. I love listening to stripped down pop songs where you can really hear the artist sing. It feels raw and intimate, almost like a private concert. So here are some of my favorite acoustic style pop tracks with a little R&B flair. You can only listen if it also involves wine, cheese and good company.
Daniel Caesar – Best Part (feat. H.E.R)
Camila Cabello – Real Friends
Kehlani – Honey
Noah Cyrus, MAX – Team
Ella Mai – Naked
Mila J – No Brakes
Elijah Blake – Mama Knows
Tori Kelly – Paper Hearts
Rihanna, Kanye, Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds
Lauv – The Other (Stripped)
Frank Ocean – Ivy
Cody Simpson – Home To Mama
Jorja Smith – Goodbyes
Troye Sivan – My My My! (Acoustic)
Rudimental, James Arthur – Sun Comes Up (Acoustic)
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When I made a list of my favorite songs, I realized that all the songs chosen had deeply influenced me in one way or another. To be honest, it was my first time creating a compilation playlist. The process was quite enjoyable and enlightening.
All of these artists are unique, expressive, innovative and have made a lasting impact on me. Although exposing my roots leaves me feeling a bit naked… I hope you can enjoy these songs as much as I have!
At the end of the day, I still think of myself as just a music lover and mega geek.
Pavement – Mellow Jazz docent
The Breeders – Off You
The Cardigans – Starter
Portishead – Sour times
Aimee Mann – Red Vines
Beck – Pay no mind
Pixies – Hey
Smashing pumpkins – Hummer
Mannequin Pussy – Romantic
Autolux – Here comes everybody
Sonic Youth – Becuz
Garbage – Queer
Nirvana – Sliver
Red hot chili pepper – Warm Tape
Cornelius – New Music Machine
Ks choice – I smoke a lot
Dinosaur Jr – In a Jar
Keep up with Cream with a K here.
Photography: Kenta Karima
Styling: Yuuki Sakamoto/Shop Yaiya
Hair & Make up: Rina Taniguchi
I am celebrating girl power with this playlist! These are women who have inspired me to write my music and live my life from a place of strength. The list spans from my vocal idol Linda Ronstadt to my girl crush Sia.
I believe music is one of the best ways we can connect as human beings and heal together throughout this crazy journey. Enjoy!
Keep up with Brooke Moriber here.
What a month! So far, we’ve experience all four seasons in the midwest, there was a blue wave in the election, and there are literally thousands of new tracks that we haven’t had a chance to peep yet. But we have gotten our hands on some very attractive new songs, so we’ve created a November 2018 playlist for everyone to enjoy. Check back throughout the month, as we add new selections daily!
This is a ‘mildly spooky’ playlist, because it’s Halloween time as I’m writing this and I’m feeling festive. Nothing obvious or overtly goth or doomy, for the most part, just songs that have a tint of dark/weird vibes. Good to listen to while decorating your Halloween Tree.
1. The Words That Maketh Murder – PJ Harvey
(Because she’s awesome and it’s clever how she references ‘Summertime Blues’ while describing the horrors of war.)
2. So Alive – Love and Rockets
(One of my favorite songs. Awesome backing vocals.)
3. Penetration – The Stooges
(More rock songs need to utilize a celesta. Or not.)
4. Fool – Nadine Shah
(I listened to this song on repeat for a month. Such a cool vibe and perfectly made.)
5. In Madonna’s Gazebo – Circus Devils
(When I can’t take time out of my day to have an uncomfortable acid trip, I listen to Circus Devils.)
6. Vomiting Mirrors – Clockcleaner
(I can’t really make out what he’s singing. Probably on account of the mirrors he’s vomiting.)
7. Jimmy, Renda-Se – Tom Zé
(Making this song fit the theme might be a stretch. I just love it and want to include it.)
8. Carnival of Souls – Combustible Edison
(Exactly what you’d expect to hear at a carnival of souls.)
9. Mass Dream – TV Ghost
(I found this song on a music blog once and it stuck with me like a bad dream.)
10. Call Across Rooms – Grouper
(Liz Harris is an amazing musician and artist. I want to live in this house in which rooms are being called across.)
11. Cut-Out Witch – Guided by Voices
(Guides by Voices is one of my favorite bands, so they must be included.)
12. Drugs – Talking Heads
(There’s a strong possibility that this song is about drugs.)
13. Ugly – Love and Rockets
14. Shrivel-Up – Devo
(I’ve always wanted to cover this song but I think I need to get an Energy Dome first.)
15. Sunday – David Bowie
(What a dude. Heathen is probably my favorite album of his.)
16. Fall Breaks And Back To Winter – The Beach Boys
(What the hell?)
17. Hi I’m Martha, How are you? – Circus Devils
(My third Bob Pollard song on this list. I have problems, but so does Martha.)
18. The Twilight Zone – The Ventures
(Because we are living in the Twilight Zone.)
19. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
(I want to sing this song at karaoke but it’s hard to come by.)
20. Glazed Eye – Girls Against Boys