Los Angeles-based artist, Saro, tells us not to fall in love on his SoundCloud page, but it’s too late as we already have.
He has just dropped his ‘In Loving Memory’ EP (produced by Robin Hannibal (Rhye, Jessie Ware, Jamie Woon, Quadron) and it’s seven tracks of well-crafted pop, and to celebrate, we’ve asked him to put together a playlist.
His chosen theme is “Sleepwalking & Daydreaming”.
Katie Dey – Fear O’ the Light
I learned about the mysterious Katie Dey this past summer and she has become one of my favorites. Her album Flood Network is perfect.
Okay Kaya – I’m Stupid (But I Love You)
Kaya gives me everything I’ve ever wanted lyrically and melodically. I’m an addict.
Temples – Certainty
I love the psychedelic production and sweeter than candy melodies. Temples puts on the best live show too.
Jenny Hval – Period Piece
I get lost in the beauty of the vocal pads. I also love how the guitar is reminiscent of Morse Code.
iamamiwhoami – Sever
Iamamiwhoami has given me endless sonic and visual inspiration over the years. They have 3 full length visual albums that every artist must see.
Moses Sumney – Seeds
Moses has the voice of a god. It can melt butter, too.
TR/ST – Sulk
TR/ST has been one of my favorite bands for years. I have a man crush on Robert Alfons.
Darondo – Didn’t I
So much pain and longing in his falsetto. I can’t decide whether to dance or cry.
Wild Nothing – Chinatown
An all time favorite. “We’re not happy til we’re running away”.
Portishead – Machine Gun
Probably the most riveting production I’ve ever heard. Beth Gibbons performs a haunting vocal that moves me to the core.
Listen to Saro below.
Sounds like: Aquilo, Jack Garratt, Draper, Clean Bandit, Years & Years