For this week’s Five On Friday, we have a playlist curated by Metro Detroit musician Alexandria Maniak, best known for her incredible solo project Shortly. We’re excited to bring her playlist to you.
You can check out her Spotify playlist and insight behind her choices below. Make sure to connect with us on Spotify to keep updated with future playlists!
Paranoia by Liza Anne
“Let me at it/ I’m tired of it pestering me/ I can’t get rid of it because killing it’s like pulling my own teeth”
Because it’s groovy as shit and Liza Anne rocks. She just released another new single called “Small Talks” that has also been in heavy rotation. Heavily anticipating this record.
Nuclear Bomb by Cherry Glazerr
“Her smile shines through the desolate crowd/ Her heartbeat fell through the cloud/ Like a painted picture”
Because Clementine Creevy. I couldn’t believe it when Cherry Glazerr hit Rolling Stone last year. Zayde and I checked them out when the band opened for Spoon at the Fillmore and she literally crawled on stage and just started yelling. The music video for this song is definitely about having a sexual relationship with your guitar.
Flaming Hot Cheetos by Clairo
“I’m such a romantic/ I never remember how things truly happened/ I guess you’re attractive”
Clairo is like twelve and we found her in the same manner that a lot of people are finding Boy Pablo. She has consistently curated viral lo-fi bedroom pop mumble bitties for the last year. I like the doot-doots in this one, I guess.
See You Again by Tyler the Creator
“Okay, okidokie, my infatuation/ Is translatin’ to another form of what you call it? Love”
Maybe it’s because I grew up downriver, but I feel like I accomplished something when this album came out, too, and only Tyler could get me stoked for bars of “okays”. Everything is sarcastic and I want to put my arms above my head and just wobble them all over the place. Does that make sense?
Vines by Hippo Campus
“Night time in the basement, screaming about our feelings/ Running through the cold air searching for a meaning/ Passed out on the concrete dizzy from the spinning/ Wake up to the feeling that everybody’s leaving”
Hippo Campus has slowly but surely filled the gap in my heart where The Kooks and Pegasus Bridge and I Heart Sharks and The Shaws and Last Dinosaur used to release brit-styled pop rock consistently.
photo by Alexis Backus