We're very excited to launch our brand new 'Sounds that Shaped' feature where we ask artists to select 5 tracks that have shaped both their taste in music and their sound growing up. Fresh off the back of her fantastic new release 'anymore.' we've welcomed Danish soulstress Marie Dahlstrom to kick off the series.
1) Lizz Wright - Fire
Lizz Wright is one of my favourite singers in the world. I just think her musicality and her expression is so honest and beautiful. Her first album 'Salt' really blew me away, and it's one of the albums I have listened to the most in my life, I think. Also, the lyrics and the musicianship presented in this song really moves me, every time I listen to it. Her music is timeless for me.
2) Musiq Soulchild - Momentinlife
I love the groove, vocals, and the message! I put on this song, when I go for a run. Musiq is one of my favourite male vocalists, and I am really inspired by his way of singing.
3) Herbie Hancock - River
This album just had its 10 year anniversary, and it's such beautiful interpretations. Herbie Hancock is (obviously) a true living legend <3 <3 <3, also Corinne Bailey Rae's vocals are so lush and fragile here.
4) Alex Isley - Don't/ Do
I checked my Itunes library, and I have listened to this song over 4000 times. This song holds specific emotional memories for me, and I just think her whole Love/Art Memoirs is such an amazing project - it feels real, and I believe every word she sings.
5) India Arie - Growth
Her voice, timing, tone, everything. Also this song reminds me that change = growth. And it's mostly a good thing. Learn to embrace.
6) A last track is Danish Guitarist Uffe Steen, with the song Hymn To Spring.
Melodically this instrumental song is very meaningful to me, I feel like the melody is really telling a story with a lot of depth and emotion, also I love the dynamics in the delivery of this song.