The Brooklyn-based artist talks us through the songs that have shaped him.
Fresh from dropping his debut full-length album Language last month, Bryndon Cook’s two-year long creative journey has resulted in a funk-filled masterpiece. “When I wrote these songs, the sunshine of my mind was beginning to set in a dark place,” he explains.
“I found myself developing almost a surrogate relationship with my telephone. I would fall asleep at night clutching it, waiting for a call. When we parted, I would become attached to my phone as a conduit to this person I had lost. Melodies came to me all over the world; distracted my mind from the immense, earth-shattering pain I was being railroaded through.”
Now, the Brooklyn-based artist – who goes by Starchild, alongside his band The New Romantic – has crafted a playlist of the songs that inspired the record, especially for us. Tune in now.
GoldLink – “Crew (Remix)”
Most Maryland tune out. They got robbed at The Grammys. You know it, we all know it. Very proud of these guys.
Apollonia 6 – “A Million Miles”
This is a demo with Prince on vocal lead, bass, guitar and drums. Lisa Coleman on piano. Save this for spring time.
Prince – “Wally”
The original exists, but I wont tell you who has it. This is the second take of Prince’s legendary forgotten masterpiece.
Donna Summer – “State of Independence”
This has been on repeat since the Quincy Jones interviews. This video is absolutely exceptional.
Donna Summer – “The Making of State of Independence”
If you didn’t know Donna Summer was fluent in German and one of the most amazing people to ever live, watch this.
Francis and The Lights – “Just For Us”
One of my favorite albums recently. KTTF fam.
Steve Winwood – “When You See A Chance”
This video is so awesome. Steve Winwood is lit.
The Blue Nile – “Saturday Night”
One of my favourites off of my favourite album, Hats. Listen to this when you’re alone.