Saturday, June 2, 2018

English Female Acoustic Electric Pop Playlist for Beginners

When I am asked what kind of music I like I default to saying “English Female Acoustic Electric Pop” and have a laugh as the person reacts. A friend recently asked me to make a play list of songs, which I had never done before for my made up genre, so here it is! 20 songs I like and would call part of the English Female Acoustic Electric Pop genre, although I realize that not all the women on this list are English, and there are even quite a few men involved in the production and even singing of some of these songs. However, there is definitely an English (or at least non-American) accent to most of these ladies voices. I could make a C side, because I left off quite a few songs I really like, but hopefully this gives a person the idea.

A side:
  1. Let Go by Frou Frou
  2. Starry Eyed by Ellie Goulding
  3. The Walk by Imogen Heap
  4. Everyone’s at It by Lily Allen
  5. Say My Name (feat. Zyra) by Odesza
  6. Cosy in the Rocket by Psapp
  7. Rather Be feat. Jess Glynne by Clean Bandit
  8. Happy Up Here by Royksopp
  9. Lights by Ellie Goulding
  10. The Greatest (feat. Kendrick Lamar) by Sia
B side:
  1. Ritual by Ellie Goulding
  2. Now is the Start by A Fine Frenzy
  3. Tess Don’t Tell by Ivy
  4. Calm Down by Psapp
  5. Brand New Colony by The Postal Service
  6. Hide Away by Daya
  7. Walking with a Ghost by Tegan and Sara
  8. What Else Is There? by Royksopp
  9. Kamikaze by M0
  10. Can’t Get Enough by Basenji

Some background on where these songs came to me from. Let Go was in the 2004 movie Garden State, which was basically my first exposure to this kind of music. Frou Frou was really all Imogen Heap singing, so that’s how I learned about her. Calm Down was in a car commercial when I was in college and I was blown away by the song. Royksopp had music in a Geico commercial more than a decade ago. Kamikaze and Can’t Get Enough were in the movie Nerve, and most of the rest came from Pandora suggestions. I hope you like at least something on the list.

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