5 Song I Love W/ Mar Omin
Following the release of his delicate, elegant and just all round beautiful new single 'When I'm Gone', Mar Omin has made a lasting impression, building a feverish anticipation among fans and critics alike for his upcoming album Extricate.
Renowned for his delicate electronic-neo-soul soundscapes, we were intrigued to learn more about Mar's influences, inspirations and the music that he listens to. Over to Mar to run us through 5 of his all time faves:
Jeff Buckley - So Real
"!F!!!this guy. I love him so much. His guitar play, his falsetto. He Definitely has been a big inspiration to me and my music. I grew up listening to Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana and Soundgarden, but somehow missed this guy. When I heard his album grace about 6 years ago, it just blew me away."
Bonnie Beecher - Come wander with me
"Absolutely love this song. I don't know when I heard this one first but the melodies are cutting through me each time I hear them making me cry each time I hear it.
Sounds so simple, beautiful example of repetition working so well. I sing this to my daughter when she goes to sleep."
Massive Attack - Teardrop
"I grew up with this song, my father and sister used to record videos from mtv like a visual mixtape. We’d play them on repeat. They were all so great, yet this one always stuck by me. Love her voice, love the production, love the video. Like everything is just so well executed."
James Blake - Retrograte
"Such an amazing song, I'm a big fan of James Blake and the world he created. Love the different style of genres and sounds being mixed into one pallet. Definitely an inspiration."
Dimlite - Roo
"This cant be placed anywhere, the sounds are so unique. Something i also aim for when I create. “otherness”, something that cant be places anywhere. I first heard this song together with the “dedication” animated video. Really hit my core."
Listen to 'When I'm Gone' below: