Sitting in the playlist curation seat this week is singer-songwriter Nick Wilson, for the second edition of Road Trip.
So, Nick. Picture this… you’re off to tour America tomorrow, planned to gig your way along Route 66. Problem is, there’s no aux cable. The touring van has out-hipstered you and only has a cassette player. You have a lot of gear and a few roadies with you, which means unfortunately you only have space for one single tape. Shame.
The tape holds 20 songs.
Natalie Imbruglia – Torn Because let’s be honest, if you don’t love this song then you’re dead to me.
John Mayer – Wheel One of the best contemplative songs in my opinion. You want it for those late starry-night-existential-crisis moments.
Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark I feel like no American road trip could ever be complete without some Springsteen.
Jeff Buckley – Lover, You Should’ve Come Over For when you really need to test that vocal range
Muse – Showbiz Also for when you really need to test that vocal range
The Wombats – Moving To New York This one just sends me right back to my teenage years. A bit of british indie-pop to remind me of home.
Counting Crows – Colorblind I wish I could write lyrics as good as these
Shania Twain – That Don’t Impress Me Much Because I am rocket scientist Brad Pitt
Bruno Major – Home In the past year I’ve learnt I can’t go a week without listening to this song.
Bon Iver – Re:stacks I would include this whole album if it didn’t take up 9 of the tracks. This is the best from it. I think.
The Fray – Hundred To remind how much I wish I played piano. Also it’s absolutely gorgeous.
John Mayer – Edge of Desire More John Mayer because yes to riffs
Abel Korzeniowski – Table for Two You need at least one film soundtrack piece, and this is the most beautiful i’ve heard in a while.
Coldplay – Warning Sign For that sweet tonal shift at 4:02
Vertical Horizon – You’re a God Because it was in that one montage bit in Bruce Almighty and I want my life to be that one montage bit in Bruce Almighty
Noah Gundersen – Liberator Probably my favourite song
Chris Stapleton – I Was Wrong That vocal. holy SHIT that vocal.
David Bowie – Heroes For whenever we drive through tunnels/out of tunnels
Mariah Carey – Honey I miss old school Mariah
Childish Gambino – Fire Fly I know all the lyrics. yeah. i’m so cool.
Now that is some mixtape! Ace choices, Nick. A+.
Listen to the Nick’s playlist in full on Spindle’s Spotify here.
Hear how Nick’s Road Trip playlist influences his own music in his latest single – ‘Miles Apart’.