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5 ALBUMS THAT INFLUENCED KEVIN SILVESTER'S 'CRYWOLF', AND UPCOMING ALBUM

Crywolf is out now!

Image: Josh Fahmi.


Melbourne-based pop artist Kevin Silvester has returned with his new track, Crywolf. To celebrate the release, the musician has shared with MILKY five albums that influenced the song, and his forthcoming album!


Teaming up with 99finite, the track is all about leaving behind the harder moments in life and letting loose, brought to life by feel-good lyricism and bouncy sonics. Silvester's magnetic flow runs rampant throughout, showcasing his dynamic vocal ability. The release arrives alongside an official visual, directed by Sam Dray,



TAYLOR SWIFT - REPUTATION

Starting off with a bang, reputation is a revolutionary pop-culture statement that not only provided us Swifties with a collection of impeccable pop records, but also cohesive and congruent visuals. At first glance, reputation may come across as a bad-bitch era album, but in reality, it is packed with Delicate sentiments. I endlessly admire the duality of this album because it has greatly impacted the way I think about music and how you can connect visuals, lyricism and production all together.



BJÖRK - HOMOGENIC

This record, in my humble opinion, is the perfect balance between pop, dance/electronic and experimental music. I always turn to Bjork for inspiration when I feel like I need to add a bit of spice to my pop records. Throughout the album, she sprinkles random glitchy drum samples and synths that sound like noise individually, but makes sense when you put them all together. You can hear this in certain parts of Crywolf.



ELOHIM - SELF-TITLED (2019)

This album is such an underrated gem. I love Elohim because she also grew up playing classical piano like me, and I can hear it right through her music. Even though the conventional length dance-pop tracks are absolutely incredible and has been a great source of inspiration for me on my upcoming album, the highlight of the album for me is the interludes in between. The realisation that electronic sounds can be designed to make the listener feel complex emotions made me re-conceptualise electronic music. Combined with this, she also talks about mental health throughout the album, which I think is commendable.



TWO FEET - MAX MACO IS DEAD RIGHT?

Two Feet has a really uniquely interesting vocal delivery style, which I adore. This album is complex: Sexy, drugged-up, vulnerable, raw, mournful, bad-bitch, hopeless romantic. I love his use of guitar combined with electronic production, and it’s definitely something that I’ve taken as a source of inspiration for my new music.



KREWELLA - GET WET

Last but not least, Krewella’s 2013 classic was the reason I got into music production. Before then, I had just been writing songs and didn’t realise how important of a role music production played in the emotional expression of a song as a whole. Their ability to accompany their pop vocals with heavy electronic sounds was something I hadn’t heard before. Their style of heartfelt lyrics and cathartic production has been adopted into my music over the years. I remember hearing their song Come & Get It and thinking “What is this song? I need to know the name NOW. Someone tell me please”. Yaz and J, if you see this, please adopt me.




Crywolf is out now!


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