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PLAYLIST: CURATED BY LUCY ELLE

Songs That Take You To The Silent Side Of Quiet

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Melbourne singer-songwriter Lucy Elle has shared her debut solo EP, Silent Side of Quiet. To celebrate the release, the singer has curated a collection of songs for MILKY full of tracks she thinks will take you to the silent side of quiet.


“This was one of those songs that wrote itself. I wrote the whole song in one take sitting down at my piano one autumn afternoon. The song poured out of me, verses, and choruses all in order start to finish. ThenI left it on my phone and forgot about it for a year or two.When I found it on my phone again a few years later it meant something completely new.Woven into this is the pain I felt losing a close friendship. The story of being iced out.No relationship comes without a cost, you can count the cost, but you can’t control it. This song is about costly relationships, cold shoulders, precious regret, and fond memories.” the singer shares.




WHERE DO I GO? - LIZZY MCALPINE

I absolutely love this song. I came across it when I was deciding how to produce Silence, and it was the missing piece in the puzzle. The honestly in using a voice memo was so sweet to me. To a songwriter, those voice memos can hold and shape your sound, your feelings, your view on life in that season. So, in Silence I used my original voice memo melding into the studio version, because it felt like an honest display of the process.



LOVELY - BILLIE EILISH WITH KHALID

This song influenced my whole style for a couple years. It’s melancholy, dark and moody, and I related to that, ha. Music takes me to a different space, a place that is emotional rather than physical and this song was that for me. Remembering that there is a depth to life we don’t see or experience every moment. The contrast between the delicate and the



THIS IS ON ME - BEN ABRAHAM

This one pierces the soul a little. I wanted these kinds of haunting layers in my EP, and I hope the melodies cut as deep.



OLDER THAN I AM - LENNON STELLA

The perfect piano pop for female vocals. And so sad. I listened to this song a lot while we recorded, and you can tell.



&BURN - BILLIE EILISH

I know, another Billie Eilish song, but I’m not sorry. The harmonies, the layers, the articulation, the bass, the percussion, the structure. Everything about this song draw me into the genre and made me stay. It’s pop, but it’s creative. I wanted this on my EP, especially in shadows.



DRY AS SAND - MADISON CUNNINGHAM

Madison Cunningham is one of my musical heroes. It might be a little harder to hear than other inspirations, but her rhythms, strange percussive plucking, creativity. I hope you hear a shadows of it in my songs every now and then.



WILDEST DREAMS (TAYLOR'S VERSION) - TAYLOR SWIFT

The clean song structures, the sharp rhythmic melodies, and phrases. This whole album inspired my sound, and I think you can hear it in Shadows.



WHEN THE FAMILY FLIES IN - JULIA JACKLIN

Argh, this song writing. Julia is so sad. And her lyrics inspired me to be specific in my storytelling. To tell a story people can follow and feel, and maybe makes them cry.



SCARS - JAMES BAY

The electric guitar sound in this song is forever my favourite. I wanted to take this tone and find something similar on piano, a strange endeavour but I think we got there.



The Silent Side Of Quiet is out now!