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NAVVY on the tracks that influenced her captivating synth-pop sound

Ever since we first laid ears on NAVVY’s new single Subliminal, we’ve had it spinning on repeat. The New Zealand-based artist blends a variety of sounds to develop something completely her own.

So fresh off the single’s release, we caught up with the artist herself for a playlist of tracks that helped shape her music. Take it away NAVVY…

Hot off the release of her incredible new single Subliminal, New Zealand artist NAVVY shares a playlist of tracks that influenced her sound.

Choker – Lucky

Since the day I heard this song, I was really into it. It is somewhat through-composed, so there is only one section that repeats. That style of writing is so unconventional, kind of the Bohemian Rhapsody thing, and I think any kind of writing that is out of the ordinary tends to make my ears prick up.

Labrinth – Jealous

I have probably listened to this song every day since I heard it in 2015. It is some of the most clever and honest lyrics, paired so perfectly with the melodies and production. This is for sure one of those songs that I listen to, and every time, think “I wish I’d written this.”

Charlie Puth – Boy

I don’t think anything should ever be labelled a ‘guilty pleasure’, because I think if you like something, you should get to just like it, but this song is, to me, a perfect pop song, and I listen to this basically every morning on my way anywhere. Definitely hypes me up.

The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love

Was recently re-introduced to this song, and I absolutely love it. It is so unapologetically fun, and I don’t imagine there could be a human this world that could sit and be sad while listening to this song. I think it’s good to be reminded that not everything has to be so perfectly sculpted, and sometimes it’s enough just to shout-sing “We’ll be rocking till the sun goes down”.

Being – Count Me In (I’ve Been Dragging Life/Less)

This song, by fellow New Zealand female, single-handedly got me through my recent breakup. I listened to it for three hours straight one day, and just cried and cried. Another song that I’d wish I’d written, this song is, in my humble opinion, a perfect song.

Subliminal is available now. Listen here.

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May 13, 2019