Angel Olsen – “White Fire”
This is my favorite Angel Olsen song, I get transported immediately every time I listen to it.
Big Thief – “Mary”
Her poetry in this song is just genius…
Phoebe Bridgers – “Scott Street”
Listening to this song changed how I thought about my own sound and was the most inspiring song for me in 2017.
Japanese Breakfast – “Boyish”:
Such a gooooood song.
Mitski – “Happy”
I remember hearing this when I was in a bit of a writing rut, and feeling like everything just opened up again, I didn’t know you could approach songs like this and it was just really inspirational.
Alvvays – “Not My Baby”
Picking one song off this album is incredibly difficult, there is not a single bad song, and it’s easily in my top 3 albums of the year, but I love how this one in particular moves from section to section.
pronoun – “just cuz you can’t”
Her lyrical writing style is so straightforward, it actually really helped me get through a couple songs on my last album, to just say what I felt and move on.
Birch – “Nobody Lives Forever”
Birch’s stuff always pushes me to explore sampling my voice more, she does it so well in this song, also the vocoder section is amazing.