Nino Extranjero recently released Grazes, his debut album, which was premiered on Esthète Magazine. For this week’s Life Soundtrack, the first segment of its kind on here, the Brighton-based artist takes over the platform and walk us through a personal selection of tracks.
What’s a song you listen to when you’re ecstatic?
Shake – Yeek
At the moment I’d say Shake by Yeek, I dance around to it every morning in the bathroom… It’s super energetic and feel good, makes me wanna jump about and run around outside, that’s the perfect start to a day for me.
When you’re high?
I don’t get high.
When you’re sad?
Awful Things – Lil Peep (feat. Lil Tracy)
Honestly, Peep is usually where I would go when I was dealing with anything negative, his music gave me some sort of release, I could go to him and drain out my sorrows… I hate that now though, just the stigma attached to what happened, it gets me thinking about other things that I can’t really control or explain.
What’s a song that you could listen to every day for the rest of your life?
Crosses – José González
I could listen to anything from the Veneer album on repeat and never be bored, it reminds me of home… Before he scored for the Walter Mitty film, I’d never been attached to something that much in my entire life, it was the perfect accompaniment.
What’s the last song you listened to?
Buggin’ Out – A Tribe Called Quest
I’ve always loved funky 90’s rap, this is one of my favorite songs though… You get that bumpy “buggin’ out” loop in between verses that everyone says in a stupid voice… Plus the line “Don’t half step if you’re not a half stepper, I drink a lot of soda so they call me Dr. Pepper” I love that so much, it’s probably my favorite line from any rap song ever.
What’s a song that you rarely listen to but still has an important place in your heart?
Peaches – Presidents Of The United States
I’m not going to say why this is such an important song to me but it will always have a place in my heart… Although, I will add that this song has my favorite guitar riff of all time.