We ♡ BOY!
The Hamburg-based duo love flowers, lasagna, friendship... and of course, music - "because they make life good and beautiful and tasty."
To get to know VALESKA STEINER and SONJA GLASS all the more better, we asked them to put together a list of songs each that they were inspired by when writing their debut album, 'Mutual Friends'.
"I think we are influenced by all the music we've listened to while growing up. And that's a lot of different music. But we are also inspired by the ideas of each other."
When you've finished listening to their below playlists, click HERE to download their debut NZ single 'Little Numbers' for FREE via ITunes.
P.S. Click HERE to read our interview with Boy.
ARCADE FIRE - Rebellion (Lies)
"I love the energy of this song, it always gets me in a good mood."
BON IVER - Blood Bank
"According to iTunes, this is the song I'm listening to the most. The part where he sings 'then the snow started falling' still gives me goosebumps."
SHAWN COLVIN - The Facts About Jimmy
"Shawn Colvin has definitely been the artist that made me want to write songs of my own. I really like her lyrics and her simple and pure way of singing."
TV ON THE RADIO - Wolf Like Me
"Great dancing song."
IMOGEN HEAP - Hide And Seek
"I think the harmonies and the way the song works without any instruments, just with the vocoder, make this song very special and unique."
CAMILLE - Quand Je Marche
"I love this song. It's so calm and deep."
CAT POWER - The Greatest
"I think Chan Marshall is one of the greatest singers of our time, and out of all her songs, this is my favourite."
BECK - Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes
"One of the greatest cover versions I've ever heard. I love the way it's arranged and produced, every single sound is perfect."
KINGS OF LEON - Sex On Fire
"I love dancing to this song."
PHOENIX - Consolation Prices
"Their music just makes me happy and I never get tired of listening to them. Ever."
BON IVER - Holocene
"It is such a touching song, the harmonies and everything. It's my favourite song of his new record."
TEITUR - Sleeping With The Lights On
"He is just one of the best songwriters I know, and I love his voice."
TANITA TIKARAM - Twist In My Sobriety
"Her deep voice has something really special. It was my favourite song when I was young. I used to listen to it over and over with my best friend from primary school."
BILL WITHERS - Grandma's Hands
"It's such a nice song about his relationship to his grandmother."
TOM WAITS - Time Time Time
"Love the lyrics. Love this song."
THE BEATLES - Because
"There is an a capella version of this song which I also find amazing."