2020 was a big year for Australian singer-songwriter, Imogen Clark. She released her critically acclaimed six-track EP The Making Of Me, performed back-to-back sold-out Sydney launch concerts in September and dropped a nostalgic Christmas single. Earlier this year, Imogen released Forget About London, the first single off her upcoming EP. Written with Eilish Gilligan, Forget About London is a Taylor Swift-style cathartic breakup anthem, written about a guy who led Imogen on and broke her heart while she was in London.
We caught up with Imogen Clark to find out what songs she’s listening to for this week’s Front Deck Boom Box.
Taylor Swift – Ivy
Taylor has always been one of my biggest inspirations and never more so than with the release of her latest sister albums Folklore and Evermore, possibly her finest work yet. Ivy is a poignantly told story about an epic, forbidden love affair and throughout this song and the entire albums, I can feel these characters jumping out of the tracks as if they were my own friends and family. I’ll always see Taylor as my ultimate inspiration for being true to yourself as an artist, and backing yourself to do the things that you (and others) may not think possible.
Gretta Ray – Passion
Gretta has completely captivated me since I first heard her breakout single Drive a few years back, and I’ve loved delving deeper into her catalogue and falling in love with her complex, beautiful, wandering melodies and intelligent, soulful lyrics. She is the real deal and her music always cuts deep for me.
Miley Cyrus ft. Joan Jett – Bad Karma
I’m obsessed with Miley’s new album Plastic Hearts at the moment, and this track is my favourite on the record. It’s a wonderful pop/rock/punk crossover duet and there’s something so contagiously cool about these two women with such sass, confidence and raw attitude coming together on this song.
Melanie Dyer – 20s
Melanie is an amazing talent and I’ve had the pleasure of watching her go from strength to strength as a country artist transitioning to full blown, crossover pop superstar. This song gets stuck in my head for days at a time and I love the way Mel always stays true to herself and all her influences, whether that be pop, rock, indie or country music. I’m always excited to hear what she creates next!
GG McG – Good Morning
This woman is a beacon of endless, versatile talent. I had the pleasure of working with Giulia when she photographed me for the cover art of my recent EP The Making of Me, and then again for my new EP due out later this year. I had no clue she was also an incredible musician who can write catchy, quirky, insightful songs like this one, and this music video brings me so much joy and delight!