Penny Roox från nederländska Tilburg släppte singeln What a day nu i maj. Den doftar folkpop och americana. Hon debuterade förra året med låten Mean och har sedan dess släppt ytterligare fem singlar, som badat i både jazz och 60-talspop. Jag gillar hur hon kliver in i något nostalgiskt och gör något unikt av det, något alldeles jättefint. Idag gästar Penny bloggen för att berätta om ett musikminne, kopplat till Arctic Monkeys!
When I was thirteen years old or so, my first teenage love made me a mixtape. It was my first vivid memory of getting in touch with music that I didn’t know from my parents home or from the radio. It was filled with classic rock songs like Aerosmith’s I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing, a lot of indie pop à la Vampire Weekend but mostly Arctic Monkeys.
The first time I heard Brianstorm, it completely blew me away and it felt like a whole new world opened up. I remember walking through the school corridors between classes, spending every spare second listening to Whatever People Say I am, That’s What I’m Not on my iPod Video (oh, the nostalgia) and sneaking my earbuds through the collar of my sweater to continue listening to it in class. I was madly obsessed with the band, especially with Alex Turner (and I still am, to be honest). Every song they write seems to match my life - how their rock sound from the earlier albums drove my mom mad (which I loved as a rebellious teen) and how ‘Only Ones Who Know’ got me through my first heartbreak with this teenage love. Up to their latest album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, it fits my now developed taste of music as if the band grows with me as I age.
Alex Turner once said about The Strokes: “There is always that one band that comes along when you are 14 or 15-years-old that manages to hit you in just the right way and changes your whole perception on things.” For me, that band is definitely Arctic Monkeys. I wish I could go back to the first time I heard Balaclava.
/ Penny Roox
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