My Record Collection - September 28, 2020

My Record Collection by Josie Man
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My Record Collection by Josie Man

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 rising star Josie Man, let's see what she chooses...

 

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

"It was Space Cowboy by Jamiroquai. My music taste came from what I heard at home, my parents aren’t musical at all, but they love listening to music! My sisters and I got a record player to share when I was about 15, we went to a record shop and got a couple of records including Space Cowboy by Jamiroquai along with a lot of Hawaiian Records, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse and The Bee Gees!"

 

The record that made me want to be in a band was...

"Good Times by Chic! I remember hearing this when I was super young and seeing my mum dancing like there was no tomorrow, that makes me really happy and then I also remember being mesmerised by Nile Rogers playing the guitar on TV! I wanted to be up there on stage dancing!"

 

The record I’ve played more than any other is...

"It's Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad. It’s one of those songs that doesn’t get old and whenever I hear the song I just want to turn it up! I’ll always be a big fan of r&b classics!"

 

The record that always makes me feel good is...

"It's Spotless Minds by Jhené Aiko! I listened to this as a teen and those lyrics got to me because at the time I was slowly starting to go through change throughout all aspects of life. Although change is a hard thing to get your head around, there’s something so light-hearted and bright about this song that it helped me get through it."

 

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

"It's 'I Hate This Part' by The Pussycat Dolls. I was younger and felt sad I’d look out the window and pretend I was in the music video for it, but as I got older I was able to relate to the lyrics on a deeper level."

 

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

"'These Words' by Natasha Bedingfield! The lyrics in this song are so good. I didn’t realise until I sat and listened to them properly and I was like Damn! It’s also a great song to sing in the car!"

 

The record with my favourite cover art is...

"'Telefone by Noname'. I love animated artwork, I think it’s eye-catching and it definitely appeals to my inner child. Also, one of my favourite colours is purple so it’s a winner for me!"

 

 

The record with my favourite title is...

"I love Apricot Princess by Rex Orange County. The title has an imagery effect, it makes me imagine that the person he writes about is a delicate princess and I think that’s so sweet!"

 

The record that I can’t understand why everyone loves is...

"'Sex On Fire' by Kings of Leon, sorry! When I think of this song I think of drunk people stumbling all around me when I’m completely sober and that’s not ideal!"

 

The last record I bought was...

"It was Lianne La Havas! Lianne has a beautiful and raw sound, her lyrics are always easy to relate too and her new album is really special!"

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2020 is…

"Rihanna’s album if it ends up coming out! I’m waiting and I’m SO ready."

 

The greatest record of all time is...

"I'd say it's 'More Than a Woman' by Bee Gees. My favourite time to play this is on Sunday afternoon when need a little energy boost. If my Mum and Dad were to pick a song, they’d pick this too!"

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