Say Grace: Buro 24/7 Singapore Playlist #106
"Time flows in strange ways on Sundays," said Murakami. I've strung together a few of my favourite chill songs that capture this feeling — those special tunes that somehow seem to make time go just a little bit slower. It's just what you need when the last thing you want to think about is getting out of bed for work on Monday.
Tracks from Kings of Convenience are pretty much on all of my playlists. Declaration of Dependence was the first vinyl record I bought when I was 15, so all of their songs are a little nostalgic for me. Erlend Oye's distinct and dreamy vocals never fail to make me feel like I'm on a beach somewhere, fresh coconut in hand, like their song, 'Boat Behind'. I like Tame Impala's 'The Less I Know The Better' because it stood out from the rest of their Currents album with its laidback '80s disco vibe — it's the perfect mix of dancehall groove and dreamy synths.
Bon Iver's acoustic, lonesome folk tunes were replaced with electronic, distorted synths in their new album 22, A Million. It took me a couple of listens to really appreciate their new album for what it is, a work of true genius like the track '666'. Fun fact: Bon Iver's electronic synths are made from the Messina, a combination of a Prismizer software plugin and some hardware invented by Bon Iver's lead singer and his engineer, Chris Messina.
I was recently introduced to Lianne La Havas and the track 'Green & Gold' stood out to me for the way it incorporates so many different genres into one slick sounding song — you can hear jazz, soul, and R&B influences. Sweet tune. I threw in Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys at the end because who can resist a little of The Beach Boys. It's a great tune for a feel-good Sunday!
Say Grace played at the White Party 2017 on 20 May. To hear more, visit the Say Grace soundcloud page.