Sound & Vision with Alice Bowman

Slow, spacious and ambiently glorious, Alice Boman’s debut album, Dream On, has been a long time coming. The Swedish songwriter has been releasing singles since 2013, but after a series of releases produced by Fabian Prynn (Ex:Re, D.D Dumbo), she settled to work on the LP with Patrik Berger (Robyn, Charli XCX, Santigold).

A tale of rejection, Everybody Hurts is the album’s centrepiece – inspired by Cindy Lauper’s Time After Time. In the run up to the album release, we caught up with Boman. These are her Sound & Vision picks:

Three favourite records:

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree 

I love the sound and the emotion of this record. It’s so dark, but also so beautiful. You get immersed in it. I also watched the documentary about the recording of this album and I was so moved. I especially love the tracks Skeleton Tree and Rings Of Saturn.

Talk Talk –  Spirit Of Eden 

This record feels so alive. The tracks works great on their own but listening to the whole record is such a great experience. So much going on, so many details, but also so much space.

Joni Mitchell – Hejira

I love the lightness and playfulness of this album. And then Joni’s vocal..

One favourite film:

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

I watched this film a few weeks ago and I still find myself thinking about it. It was so powerful and it really made an impact on me. Such a beautiful movie, in so many ways. I don’t know where to begin. Instead I just really recommend everyone to watch it.

One favourite book:

I have read Nicole Krauss’ The Story Of Love several times. Now it was a while ago, but I remember loving it so much and I’ve given this book to a lot of friends. I must read it soon again!

One song that’s important:

Spinning Away – Brian Eno and John Cale

There is something about this song – it always puts me in a certain mode. It makes me sentimental, in a good way. I don’t know what makes it so special, it just kind of feels like an embrace somehow and I always return to it.

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