This week’s Essential Playlist comes from Misterminchie, one half of Bristol Electronic band, This Human Condition.
ETHEREAL POP ‘Fade Away’ – Susanne Sundfør
A 2015 Perfect Pop Song that in an ideal world would be a massive hit. Beautifully sums up a Good Relationship.
GANGSTER POP ‘Skwod’ – Nadia Rose
Loving the new material by this lady. Great Rap. Killer Hook. Great for the car especially.
TRANSCENDENTAL POP ‘Let It Happen’ – Tame Impala
After seeing them at Glastonbury this year, went insane for this track! The breakdown at 3:50 onwards is outstanding.
ANTHEMIC POP ‘The Age of Love’ – The Age of Love
We have a couple of Progressive Trance House Tracks. Both fans of this style. This is my definitive one. Anthemic.
EPIC POP ‘Heads Will Roll’ – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Always been a big fan of Karen O. When they introduced Synths to their sound, I was shocked. That “Dylan goes Electric” moment for me. This second single from that third album helped me adapt. Essential Tune for any collection.
DIRTY POP ‘Closer’ (Album Version) – Nine Inch Nails
As a Producer, I take a lot of time trying to add as much atmosphere that builds throughout the track. This is a great example of that. Interesting subject matter too.
FUNKY POP ‘Jerk Out #3′ – The Time
One of Prince’s Band Creations. Very Prince Sounding this one too. Just such a fantastic party vibe. Silly Macho Lyrics to have a laugh singing along to too. Play Very Loud.
CONTEMPLATIVE POP ‘If I Believe You’ – The 1975
Again another Prince sounding track by this new band. Really like the lyrics here about religion. I had a brush with religion in my early 20s. This song sums up beautifully the worldview we can have that can make us care deeply about finding relevance in our lives.
ETERNAL POP ‘It Doesn’t Matter To Him’ – John Grant
We both share a great love for John Grant’s music. Pure Class in all areas of songwriting. The heartbreak in this song is exquisite. The Synth Solo at 4:14 gets me every time. Truly Epic Song.
THE POP BALLAD ‘Sometimes In Snows In April’ – Prince & the Revolution
Only right I should finish with a Prince song. My Big Artist Love of my life. When he was at his best, he could be transcendental. A guy who could make you feel on many occasions that your own songwriting is worthy of the trash icon on your computer. Here’s a Classic Ballad that became the big tune apart from Purple Rain when he died earlier this year. I still feel the loss. The emotions. A real fabric of my musical life. A life cut too short. And I’m convinced he was starting to get creatively more interesting again in the last few years as he gave production duties over to others. So sad to see you go Prince.