A Goodies Playlist by BIRDEE王煒 (and her friends Margaret and Peter)
Indie-pop artist BIRDEE王煒 recently unveiled her new single, See You, See Me. To celebrate the release, the singer has curated an exclusive playlist for MILKY, full of some of her favourite tracks (with a few recommendations from friends).
“Someone once told me that they had a dream with someone else in it - and then the next day - that person told them that they had the same dream. I thought at that moment, it would be interesting to write a song about being in a dream with someone you have a strong connection with.” BIRDEE王煒 shares of the song.
RIDE - LANA DEL REY
This one will always have a spot in my heart. It was the first song I ever heard from Lana and it was during my tumblr sad girl teen phase in high school. I would listen to it every morning on the bus, looking out at fields feeling so out of place of where I was, who I wanted to be and what my life could be like. I had such a vulnerable, over giving heart that was hungry for life, love, emotion.
LIVE - BILLIE MARTEN
Going into the first lockdown, I moved back home with my parents on the farm and found comfort through this song. Feeling lost but knowing that the simplicity of where I was in a world full of chaos was enough. I would ride my bike along the quiet roads near my house and take in the fresh air, dreaming of where i’ll be next in my life.
THE ONE - JORJA SMITH
I’d like to think that Jorja Smith is like my spirit animal. Her songwriting and storytelling through lyricism and feeling, she just gets me and says all the things that I think of perfectly. This song pretty much sums up the perspective/ feeling I have towards relationships. Push and pull, giving and taking, defending and offending, not needing anyone but wanting someone. A timeless song that gets me. She has definitely impacted on the way I melodically write and try to portray emotion through my singing.
SEIGFRIED - FRANK OCEAN
I always liked Frank's songs and how unique he is but I fell in love with this one. Minor chords and sounds always draw me in closer and get me in the feels. The last bit of the song is my favourite part.
DADDY ISSUES - THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
The Neighbourhood was a band that got me through a lot of dark times when I was in my teens. It was my angsty rebellious phase of sleepless nights and trying to fit in.
I DON’T KNOW - NICK HAKIM
This song started playing one night when I was laying in bed, drifting to sleep. This song along with the EP ‘Where Will We Go, Pt. 2’ became a part of my sleeping routine. The subtle gentleness in the harmonies as well as the simplicity in the instruments is just beautiful. It really opened my eyes to how singing loud and powerful doesn’t necessarily mean it makes a great a song.
VICE CITY - XXXTENTACION
Sometimes listening to sad songs when you’re sad makes you feel less sad. this is one of them. How he talks about various topics, overthinking and over sharing. that’s what music is about. you release your heart, mind and soul. Pour it out, make sense of it and whatever intention you have with it, hopefully it connects and resonates with others.
GOING AWAY TO COLLEGE - BLINK 182
This song takes me back to my first ever highschool lover. We always used to listen to Blink’s albums from top to bottom but he used to always sing it while we’d drive around town, laughing, talking.. my first ever genuine love. I was leaving to go to the city for my music and in a way, every time he’d look at me while he’d sing it, I felt like in a way it was our song. So this song is kept very close to my heart.
HABIT - STILL WOOZY
This song has definitely played a huge role in my music style. This was the first song I heard from Woozy and I’m so glad it was. It showed me how you can make music that was chill yet groovy. Music that could remind you of old fond memories but also let you attach new ones too.
UNDERWATER - RÜFÜS DU SOL
Only discovered Rufus when I moved to the city and it changed my music taste drastically. Slowly got into house, electronic alternative music and it’s definitely shifted my music style and what I want to make in the future.
I asked two of my clients what their favourite songs were and this was their response:
Margaret: Hi Birdee it would have to be ‘See Me, See You’ Ha Ha! I guess I like John Farnham Simply The Best- Elvis - Abba - most music for me I start to jig if it’s got plenty of rhythm in it!
Peter: I like Queen. I watched them live once when I was younger!
See You, See Me is out now!