The Dream State Library: A playlist by Gary Mictian

Last month, when New Zealand artist Gary Mictian released his new EP The Dream State, we were immediately immersed in his nostalgic pop sounds. He crafts songs that you can’t help but get lost within – their captivating and truly unique.

So fresh off the release of the EP, we caught up with Mictian for a playlist of tunes that have influenced his sound.

Fresh off the release of his new EP The Dream State, we asked New Zealand singer-songwriter Gary Mictian to make us a playlist of tunes that have influenced his sound.

Tove Lo – Influence

I really connected with Tove Lo’s Ladywood album. I was so drawn in by her honesty and unrelenting themes of damaged relationships.

Tame Impala – The Less I know the Better

Tame Impala’s sound is just so satisfying to me. Kevin Parker puts so much effort into sculpting his music and I definitely look up to him.

Kimbra – Everybody Knows

Kimbra is one of my favourite artists of all time. I was holding my breath for this album and when I heard this song I had goosebumps all over.

Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World

This is a special song to me, and I greatly admire their songwriting. Their sound is just so iconic, that I’m naturally drawn to it.

Icehouse – Hey Little Girl

“I take a lot of influence from classic Australian music of the 80s. Growing up in NZ it’s always been around. This is just one of many songs from AUS that I love.

Prince – Little Red Corvette

Prince is just an incredible resource for unique and captivating music making.

New Order – Blue Monday

This song introduced me to the electronic world, it changed my view on music making altogether.

The Dream State is available now. Listen here.