As I’m slowly meandering through the writing and recording of my second album, I have found myself listening to lots of new music as well as actively seeking albums that inspire me to write. Over time, I’ve noticed that my listening habits coincide greatly with changing seasons – the weather is beautiful and chilly right now and I think my choices reflect that!
Below is a list of albums currently taking my autumnal and creative fancy…
This is my favourite Esperanza Spalding album to date; I’m always coming back to it. Spalding’s concepts for her songs are unique and she applies them so well in this singer/songwriter, indie rock/pop context.
One of my favourite guitarists at the moment. I find Hekselman’s melodies and tone on this album very moving and his soloing absolutely burning. I love that he merges these two things so spontaneously.
In my opinion, this album is the perfect balance of simplicity, complexity, bigness and smallness – plus all the individual performances, instruments and parts sound amazing.
This album is so funky! Her understated voice, phrasing and quirky improvisations are pretty addictive to listen to.
Start Clanging Cymbals
A new find for me (courtesy of my mum), I love the chords on the track ‘Punxatawney Phil’
Listen to Rosie’s Spotify Playlist ‘Five Albums I Can’t Stop Listening To’: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/20RjxTVYNUB4I1IPor33iP?si=8pxWOWE0S62EV5wzVpdUDg