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THE SASHA MARCH STARTER PACK: 5 INFLUENTIAL RECORDS'

CAN I CALL is out now!

Image: Asha Kay


Singer-songwriter Sasha March recently shared her new single, CAN I CALL. To celebrate the release, the singer has shared with MILKY five essential tracks that influenced her sound!


“CAN I CALL could be a dark place or a kind of comfort depending where you’re at. It could be a love song, or a place where you fight yourself as the super hero and the villain. But there’s always hope that there’ll be someone or something to sober you and ground you again before the next round.” March shares.



TEETH & TONGUE - CUPCAKE REVISITED FROM THE ALBUM GIVE UP ON YOUR HEALTH

I only recently discovered Teeth & Tongue through a friend. I became obsessed straight up with this album and this song. I remember the exact moment I heard Cupcake Revisited. From then It was on repeat for quite a while and I could easily go back there! It’s dreamy and feels so intentional, beautifully paced and catchy. I’m really drawn to this track sonically and all the tracks on this album actually. The synth vibes have inspired a recent track I’m working on. The song writing from Jess and her vocals are next level and the production supports the voice like a perfect vessel. It’s energising and hopeful somehow.




SHARON VAN ETTEN - JUPITER 4 FROM THE ALBUM REMIND ME TOMORROW

I’m blown away by this whole album! I love every track but particularly Jupiter 4 for it’s slow burn and haunting quality. It feels like the sounds fit well into every body part haha. The production and soundscapes are so epic and uniquely familiar and her vocals so resolute and intimate. Nothing feels out of place. There’s a comforting darkness that hits real deep and is intoxicating. Definitely summons Lynchian vibes. I’ve been influenced sonically in some ways but also by the boldness and constant evolution of her work. It’s really inspiring.


Favourite lines from the track:

“Our love's for real

How'd it take a long, long time

To let us feel”




SYLVAN ESSO - DIE YOUNG FROM THE ALBUM WHAT NOW

Such a fun track in juxtaposition musically and lyrically. I love the glitch and playfulness. It always inspires me. I’ve pulled some painful improv dance moves to this one! I love the song writing, it’s so vivid through Amelias amazing vocals, along with Nick’s production. They’re a pure power duo! There are elements of the production that I’m really drawn to and certain sounds that trigger ideas and inspiration for sure. I love the pace and all the harmonies that add such nice depth.


Favourite lines from the track:

“It's not like I chose, not like I tried

But now I gotta wait around and watch you burn so bright

I was gonna die”




MAGGIE ROGERS - FALLINGWATER FROM THE ALBUM HEARD IT IN A PAST LIFE

The drum sound is such a great start and gets me immediately interested and feeling it. Her vocals are powerful and inviting too along with the harmonies introduced in the chorus. I really like the dynamics and slow build from the bridge that gradually lifts and takes off to the final chorus. It has a grounded warm vibe in the production and delivery which feels really unique and inviting. This was a track I put on repeat a lot when it first came out. It’s super catchy! It’s inspired me to experiment in some ways in my production with different song structure and builds.


Favourite lines from the track:

“Hold on, I thought that I was doing so well

Oh, like everything was under a spell

Now it's getting harder”




PHOSPHORESCENT - SONG FOR ZULA

It’s a dreamy euphoric trance that I never want to end. A kind of uplifting melancholy that’s so lulling and embracing. There’s a really beautiful fade in of strings and then a bouncy echoey snare and bass. The constant rolling of this track as Matthew Houcks raspy heartbroken vocals tell a story for 6 minutes never gets old. It’s really stunning songwriting and soundscapes. I’m intrigued by the production. There’s a simplicity that’s so well executed. Nothing gets in the way or gets tedious. It holds the listener the whole time with its repetition. The whole thing feels like a short trip to another planet.


Favourite lines from the track:

“I saw love,

You see it came to me

It puts its face up to my face so I could see

Yeah then I saw love disfigure me

Into something I am not recognising”




CAN I CALL is out now!