Songs to Balance the Sonder
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Launceston four-piece The Sleepyheads recently dropped their new single, Sonder. To celebrate the release, vocalist and guitarist Pat Broxton has curated an exclusive playlist for MILKY, full of tracks to balance the sonder.
"For me, you can feel sonder in many different ways. From a complete, existential crisis, to uplifting empowerment and self confidence, knowing that you're not alone. These are a few tracks that make me feel both ends of that spectrum, and everywhere in between." - Broxton
ALEXANDER BIGGS - POSTAL ADDRESS
Alexander Biggs has a way of writing songs that are so deeply personal, that when you connect to one, it really feels like it was written specifically for you.
Postal Address seems to tackle the feeling of so badly wanting to talk to someone that you can't talk to.
PORCUPINE TREE - ARRIVING SOMEWHERE BUT NOT HERE
This 12-minute, genre bending, prog-rock masterpiece has been in my rotation for over 10 years now. PT are one of my favourite bands, and front-man, Steven Wilson, has a way of taking you on an intense emotional journey over the span of one song.
KAT EDWARDS - SUNK
Fellow Tassie artist, Kat Edwards, is an incredible songwriter. Sunk is the title track off of her debut EP. She's definitely leveled up again with her recent singles, but there's something about this EP that keeps me coming back. Extremely raw emotion.
PHOEBE BRIDGERS - GARDEN SONG
Everyone seems to be pretty well versed in the force that is Phoebe Bridgers by now.
We've cried, laughed, been in awe, cried again...she can do it all.
Whenever you listen to a Phoebe Bridger's song, you know you're gonna feel it.
CERES - BABY'S BREATH
Kings of emotional, Australian emo.
Baby's Breath is a super powerful, 4 minute assault on your emotions. One of the best closing tracks I've heard on any album.
PUP - KIDS
Part tongue-in-cheek look at an existential crisis, part love song. Like most PUP songs, this is a fun one.
REM - IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD KNOW IT (AND I FEEL FINE)
An absolute classic. The world is completely f***ed, may as well right an upbeat rock song about it.
Sonder is out now!