About this playlist
You may be familiar with Swedish electro-pop trio NoNoNo without even knowing it: Their single "Pumpin Blood" -- a noisy little pop nugget that, quite literally, whistles -- has been featured in ads for Samsung Galaxy and Sparkling Ice, among others. The trio, made up of singer/songwriter Stina Wäppling and production duo Tobias "Astma" Jimson and Michel Rocwell, came together in 2012 when Wäppling returned home from her psychology studies in England. Together, they create an irresistible combination of dance-y, dirty beats and catchy pop hooks that illuminate Wäppling's dark lyrics -- and, yes, her psychology studies often provide the inspiration for her twisted tales. Here, we get a closer look into Wäppling's brain with this playlist curated by her. "A song ends up on repeat if it mirrors my mood and my life really well," she tells us. She also wrote a little something about each "repeat"-worthy song below. Enjoy.
1) Ellie Goulding, "Anything Could Happen"
This song reminds me of late Swedish summer, with an unforeseen future coming up. I love the melancholic yet hopeful feelings!
2) Drake, "Hold On, We're Going Home"
This song reminds me of autumn and winter, traveling a lot with the band and missing home.
3) Klingande, "Jubel"
This song reminds me of surfing and hanging out at the beach, celebrating New Year's with best friends in Australia. This song is so good to start a night out with!
4) Destiny's Child, "Say My Name"
This song is such a good one to travel the Stockholm tubes to.
5) Chris Malinchak, "So Good to Me"
I got stuck on this song in the middle of bright summer, being a bit in love.
6) Postiljonen, "Help"
The best summer nights include wood raves, skinny dipping, dancing until morning light and new friendships. I love all Postiljonen songs for the dreaminess they bring!
7) Paul & Fritz Kalkbrenner, "Sky and Sand"
This song reminds me of road tripping the U.S. with a friend I hadn't seen in a long time. We were happy, but it rained all the time. I like this song because it has some melancholy in it.
8) The Tallest Man on Earth, "There's No Leaving Now"
This song reminds me of night walks by the sea in wintery Stockholm, thinking about someone who shouldn't have left, and leaving in general.
9) Daughter, "Candles"
When I was living and studying in Brighton, this one was perfect for wandering the English hills and woods. It also suited the gloomy library, where I spent most of my time.