An Intimate Playlist From… Olivver


To celebrate the release of his phenomenal new song ‘Going Home’, the incredible Olivver has compiled an intimate playlist of his favourite songs, exclusively for The Arcadia Online.

1. Aaliyah – Are You That Somebody

– The production (shout out Timabaland), the melody, the harmonies, the video. I love pretty much everything about this song. RIP.

2. Band of Horses – The First Song

I remember in college we had a shitty record player in our garage & my neighbor came over and played me “Everything All The Time”. That record blew my mind & spurred my love for this band. Amazing live band as well & super nice guys.

3. Submotion Orchestra – All Yours

I first saw a live performance of this song & I lost my shit. The song hooks you in in the first 3 seconds. It’s a beautiful song & has been the soundtrack to many late night drives on tour.

4. Pantera – A New Level

Pantera was one of the first heavy bands I got into when I was younger. They were my gateway band to more metal/hardcore/punk acts. That scene is what sucked me in & although I no longer identify with it I will always love this song/record for getting my ass off the couch and onto the drum set.

5. Otis Redding – Try A Little Tenderness

This has been one of my favorite songs since I was a kid. It’s a classic. A timeless piece. Otis Redding is arguably my favorite artist of all time & has influenced me to utilize the soul that was laying dormant inside me for so long. A true legend.

6. M. Ward – Chinese Translation

A beautiful story told masterfully through this song. Amazing lyrics, great instrumentation & a captivating melody. I’ve always been a fan of folk music. Songs like this remind me of how entangling it can be.

7. PARTYNEXTDOOR – Grown Woman

Party has been incredibly consistent with the music he has put out. His melodies are next level & his production is unique. I’ve been jamming this record more than anything else that has come out in 2014 so far.

8. The Isley Brothers – Shout

If this song comes on & alcohol has been involved I (and many others) will immediately go into an “Animal House” style shout-along & dance off. No question about it. Infectious.

9. Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop

The goddess. “How you gonna win if you aint right within?”. Vibes on 10.

10. Erik Satie – 3 Gymnopedies

If i’m writing I immediately put this on. This song gets me in the zone & makes me feel something that is hard to describe. An incredibly pensive masterpiece of music. I want this played at my funeral.

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