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5 Songs I Love w/ Dom Malin

Midlands based singer-songwriter has just released his beautiful new Americana infused single 'Hurricane'. Malin's soft and delicate vocals amongst the fresh production offers up a introspective and luscious soundscape, perfect for those indie folk playlists in the vein of Ben Howard and Zach Bryan. We sat down with Dom to learn all about his 5 favourite songs, exclusively for FLEX!


1. Ben Howard - I Forget Where We Were

Ben Howard consistently delivers heartfelt music, and "I Forget Where We Were" is a standout from his catalogue. This song, in particular, struck a chord with me from the first listen—I found myself stopping in my tracks, playing it on repeat for an entire week. Its haunting vocals and introspective lyrics transport me back to moments of my youth, evoking pure nostalgia. 

2. Zach Bryan - Something In The Orange

"Something in the Orange" by Zach Bryan delves into raw emotions and vulnerability through its stripped-down acoustic sound and sincere lyrics. It's a track that resonates deeply, stirring feelings of hope, loss, and longing. The use of imagery and the colour orange adds a whole new depth to the song's narrative, making it even more poignant. 

3. The Lumineers - Ophelia

The Lumineers' "Ophelia" is a folk-rock gem that never fails to uplift the spirits. Its infectious melodies and sing-along chorus make it a must-have for any camping trip, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Whenever I hear this song, it reminds me of journeys taken with friends, whether it's to WALLOWA LAKE or driving up to Canada for recording sessions—it's the perfect soundtrack for those memorable adventures. 

4. Wild Rivers - Neon Stars

"Neon Stars" by Wild Rivers paints a dreamy picture with its ethereal harmonies and vivid storytelling. The song effortlessly transports you to the Hollywood hills, cruising in a Ford Mustang convertible or driving along an open road, lost in thoughts of youthful romance and nostalgia. 

5. Catfish and the Bottlemen - 7

Catfish and the Bottlemen's "7" is an anthem of energy and empowerment, making it a staple for any road trip playlist. With its driving rhythm and dynamic instrumentation, it's impossible not to sing along at the top of your lungs. This song has been my constant companion on recent travels, from exploring Germany to traversing the USA and Switzerland—it never fails to inject excitement into the journey. I especially love the final pre-chorus where Ryan Evan sings, "And I'd love you, but I need another second to myself."

Don't forget to listen to Dom Malin's new single 'Hurricane' below:


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