My Record Collection - January 15, 2019

My Record Collection by Caitlyn Scarlett
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My Record Collection by Caitlyn Scarlett

In My Record Collection, we dig down to the bottom of musicians' souls to find out what the most treasured parts of their record collection are. This week, it's the turn of songstress Caitlyn Scarlett, let's see what she goes for...

 

The first record I ever bought with my own money was…

"It was Katy Perry's One of The Boys. I want to add that my first actual album was Demon Days by Gorillaz but it was a gift, so yeah. But Katy Perry was a big fave at the time, ‘I Kissed a Girl’ was a sexual awakening."

 

The record that made me want to become an artist was…

"This was Reba McEntire's Fancy. It’s a song my mother introduced me to and the story of the lyrics really captivated me as a child. The way I imagined Fancy feeling, the responsibility of having someone believe in you and sacrifice for your future, I find it very relatable and it inspires me."

 

The record I've played more than any other is…

"Zero 7 - 'Today'. Just a bloody great song I can’t imagine myself getting tired of. The Garden, the album it comes from, is brilliant too."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"Jill Scott's Golden. Gets me so pumped every time, without fail. It’s one of those songs that stands the test of time and reminds you how to be happy in the present moment!"

 

The record I turn to when I'm feeling down is…

"James Blake's. “I want it to be ovvveeeeerrrrrrr, I want it to be ovvveerrrrr!!! I know a crossroad when I see them!” Such a brilliant song to be epically sorry for yourself to."

 

The record I think is the most underrated of all time is…

"Rihanna's Sledgehammer. Sia wrote it and it bangs. Rihanna recorded it years ago and hint tweeted some of the lyrics, but the track finally came out as the theme song for the latest Star Trek movie. I think it’s such a whopping tune and it got overlooked."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"I'd say Fleetwood Mac's Tango in the Night. It was one of the earliest additions to my vinyl collection, so I’ve looked at the picture a lot throughout the years and I really love it. I feel like I’ve been there in a dream."


The record with my favourite title is…

“The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. Fiona Apple. Its taken from a poem she wrote herself, I think its just brilliant. Like everything else, she’s ever done."

 

The record I can't understand why everybody loves is…

"Pretty much anything by Halsey. Sorry. Not my bag. I hear her stuff a lot on the radio, but I never meet anyone in London who listens to it, so I guess I’m alienated somehow."

 

The last record I bought was…

"Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus's 'Nothing Breaks like a Heart'. What a cool song and so old school. I’m a Miley fan and I love how Mark Ronson always brings the absolute best out of the people he works with."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2019 is…

"Hopefully some new Alt J, I love them! I’m looking forward to hearing what I write as well in a way. It'll be interesting to hear my feelings manifest themselves into something of use."

 

The greatest record of all time is…

"Bob Dylan's Tangled up in Blue. Bob Dylan is my favourite writer ever. He tells a story that leaves an imprint on your soul. He makes you think and you feel like you are the person in the story. When I listen to Tangled up in Blue, I feel like I’ve lived many lives."

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