Always wondered what pop stars themselves listen to whenever they are not on stage or writing new music? It’s time to find out! Every week, A Bit of Pop Music will bring you Friday’s Five Tunes, a selection of five favourite songs by a current pop artist. This week we learn all about the five favourites selected by Rorie!
Rorie is an upcoming singer and songwriter who blends the electronic and cinematic into an intriguing brand of pop with a dreamy twist. Today is not just a regular Friday for her. She dropped her beautiful Dawn EP today! The collection of four songs moves between anthemic ballads (‘Fall and Rise’) and mysterious electronic pop (‘Measureless’). ‘Gold’ is a strings and piano driven gem and title track ‘Dawn’ might be the catchiest and poppiest one of them all. All four tracks have a distinct identity and yet they blend so well with each other. Stunning EP! Now of course we wanted to know all about Rorie’s influences, so she tells us all about her five favourite tracks!
Imogen Heap – First Train Home
“The first time I heard this song, I loved it. When I found her homemade version of the music video in 2009, I completely connected. Favorite lyric: ‘I want to play-doh waveforms in the hideaway, want to get on with getting on with things. Want to run in fields, paint the kitchen, love someone, and I can’t do any of that here can I?’.”
Josh Garrels – A Long Way
“Josh Garrels’ deep, soulful, and ambient songwriting paints the best kinds of pictures and tells the best stories.”
Andrew Belle – Black Bear
“I’m a big fan of Andrew Belle’s music, and more specifically, his ability to write songs that are completely unique and catchy all at once. This is one of my favorites.”
Bon Iver – Holocene
“The line “and at once I knew I was not magnificent […] but I could see for miles, miles, miles” is one of my favorite lyrics of all time. I’ve been known to loop this song on rainy days, or while falling asleep (a compliment). The music video is also gorgeous.”
Tori Amos – Winter
“I partially credit this exact youtube video for sealing the deal on my desire to be a songwriter. I used to watch this over and over again late at night, completely mesmerized, and studying how she played the piano.”
Wow, that was a beautiful mix of some seriously deep tunes! Now it is time to listen to what Rorie herself has in store for us. Definitely check out that EP!