Whether serving as nostalgia for days past, reflections on the present or visions of the future, years have served as inspiration for many artists, most recently Passion Pit whose new single, “Lifted Up (1985)”, proclaims in the chorus that “1985 was a good year” (which I tend to agree with, it being the year I was born). Here’s a mix (in chronological order) of songs that were inspired by various years, from Phoenix’s “1901” to Yeasayer’s “2080”. Click here to listen to the mix on Spotify.
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‘This year I discovered a guy called Sohn and he’s got this beautiful… almost, like, feminine voice. Magical Cloudz this record is quite simple, singer-songwriter music that’s so, so honest and just like roar and it hits such a note. This is the new Yeasayer. I love Yeasayer they’re one of the first bands for me that I listened to when I was thirteen and I was like… life changing.’
Who cares if your music is old, or new. If you can sing every single word or only know the chorus. If you like it, and it brings you joy and life then listen to the Backstreet Boys or Gang Starr, fucking Beethoven if you want.