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PLAYLIST: CURATED BY LIYAH KNIGHT

Songs That Make Time Slow Down

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Eora/Sydney-based artist and songwriter, Liyah Knight is back sophomore EP, Traveller's Guide. To celebrate the release, the singer has curated an exclusive playlist for MILKY, full of some of her favourite tracks that she feels makes time slow down.


Speaking of the EP, the singer shares: “So, I've opened up, I've removed the layers, and I've let somebody in. Now what? Following my debut EP NESTING, Traveller's Guide explores the journey of being open to the unfamiliar; Once we strip back our layers, we are ultimately allowing ourselves to be vulnerable and to be open to new experiences. In this instance, that new experience is love. Love is exciting, love is multidimensional, and love is enlightening.”




TAKE ME WHERE YOUR HEART IS - Q

My executive producer showed me this song when we were driving back from a writing camp, then I went home and played the living hell out of it. Q’s falsetto is just so dreamy and effortless.

TEA - EMAWK

This song is so warm. I don’t know, it’s kind of like everything unimportant kind of dissolves when I listen to it.

CLEOPATRA’S HYMN - ESTY

Right before lockdown, I remember my friend asked me to house-sit while they were out of town. I played this album in their bathtub and for half an hour I really felt like I was on the other side of the world. Beautiful project.

COUNT ON YOU - LOVE MANSUY

Came across this song because it’s actually produced by an Australian, M-Phazes. Beautiful build up.

GIVE A LITTLE - EGO ELLA MAY

I was pretty much sold in the intro. Everything thereafter was a bonus.

BOLERO - BATHE

Time can slow down, but it can also sway! Spoken word around 2:30 moves with the drums so nicely.

POWALINE - LIV.E

I’m sorry, but this bassline is DUMB. The tempo shifts ever so slightly, but not too much as to disrupt the flow. Then you’ve just got Liv.e’s vocals surfing over the top.

IN MY VIEW - YOUNG FATHERS

One of my favourite songs of all time. Really love the cover art, inspired by the Russian movie poster for Midnight Cowboy.

PETROL BLISS - CHOKER

If you’re not bopping your head from 0:30, you need to listen again.



Traveller's Guide is out now!