Here’s 5 tracks as chosen by Eliza Klatt, frontwoman of Australian indie rock band Eliza & The Delusionals, shortly after the release of their new single “Just Exist”.
I remember driving home from work one night and listening to a playlist when this song came on. Ever since then I fell in love with the album Teens of Denial (2016) and listened to it on repeat. I hadn’t connected with an album like that for a while, it was super refreshing.
Sundara Karma – She Said
I discovered this band when they just released their debut album, and this was one of the best choruses I had heard in ages. I’m obsessed with his voice, and there’s just something so nostalgic about this song musically, and I love the lyrics.
Catfish and the Bottlemen – Cocoon
This band has always had such a huge influence on my songwriting. This song always has a particular place in my heart because it was the first song they played when I saw them live. Every time I listen to it, it feels like I’m hearing it for the first time all over again.
Soccer Mommy – Still Clean
This song is so beautiful. Everything from her voice, to the lyrics, to the way she plays the guitar. It’s one of those songs I find myself fully sinking into when I listen to it.
Snail Mail – Pristine
I can’t go past her voice, especially in this song. When I first listened to this song – and the whole album – I think it awakened a different thought process in my mind when it came to writing melodies together with guitar parts. This song was definitely on high rotation for me when I was writing “Just Exist”.