Perspective [per-spek-tiv], noun: the state of one's ideas, the facts known to one, in having a meaningful interrelationship.
Perspectives is a new feature we're rolling out this week. The concept is to provide an inside look at what inspires the artists we love, through the process of having them put together a selection of tracks and quickly tell us why they're drawn to them. It's a locals only, peek behind the curtain type of thing.
Today we kick off with Arlo. The 24-year-old UK artist recently appeared on our radar with a pair of fantastic singles, Shake That Room and his debut Ivory. Featuring distinctive percussion, uplifting pop melodies and brilliant vocal work, it's quickly apparent the newcomer has got that special something. Listen to his work here and dive into his song selections below.
Adele — Someone Like You
The emotion, the lyrics, it is such a beautiful song. It literally stops me in my tracks every time I hear it.
Tears for fears — Change
I love the production, the licks, the grove. There's such movement.
Terence Trent D'arby — If You Let Me Stay
I love the vocal there's so much conviction.
Kanye West — Fade
I love the laid backness in the vocal and the production is so rhythmic.
Dizzee Rascal — Jus' A Rascal
I love the aggression in his voice. He is pulling no punches. It goes straight for the jugular.
Florence and The Machine — No Light, No Light
There's this wall of sound. It just moves me. So emotive and overwhelming
Lorde — Glory and Gore
I love the lyrics, the attitude. The production is so good.
Arlo — Shake the Room
My latest "Shake The Room" was inspired by me wanting to perform again. I was yearning for that feeling again – it's a really incredible feeling filled with all the best and worst emotions you could possibly imagine.
Aurora — Running With The Wolves
I love the drums and the percussion. It's full of drama.
Amy Winehouse — Back To Black
I love that it's melancholy and dark. The emotion is so real. There's defiance