Playlist - Seye's "They should be on a Brat Pack Movie sountrack" featuring Ryan Adams, Killers, Ladyhawke, Bon Iver & more
Having provided guitar for the likes of Ellie Goulding, supported Lana Del Ray in the past, and joined Africa Express' recent train tour, Nigeria-born singer Seye Adelekan - brother of Metronomy's Gbenga - is set to take centre stage himself with new single Mexicana Bounce out this week (8 October, see below). To celebrate - and possibly getting in early with the style of future biopic he'd like - Adelekan has made us this Playlist of new songs that would be at home soundtracking the likes of The Breakfast Club or 16 Candles. Yep, it's a modern day songs that should be on day Brat Pack Movie soundtrack, complete with mini plot...
Ryan Adams - So Alive
"This is the opening credits! I heard this when I was 14 or 15 and remember just thinking, This should run at the intro of the breakfast club. A modern classic with 80s pop cred."
Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
"The optimistic film lead character sees the unattainable girl from across the high school hall, I'm going to the dance with her, he tells himself... in slow motion."
Ladyhawke - Paris Is Burning
"Sounds like going out at night in London in the 80s, even though it's called Paris Is Burning. Floppy haired lead character and beat mates bombing around town in a sports car! Great pop song."
The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
"Sounds like a lost U2 guitar riff but with a modern twist. I love the song and love the guys in the band. Dougie Vs Bono... in this round Dougie wins."
College & Electric Youth - A Real Hero
"Her theme. She likes him, he doesn't expect it, his heart feels like the songs' bassline sounds: pounding and constant. This tune makes me so happy, listen to it on headphones. Loud. Try not to think of Pretty In Pink, I dare you!"
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HAIM - Go Slow
"I am lucky enough to have played a few shows with the girls and they just my favourite band of 2012. Plus I fancy them. This tune is when he messes up, she ain't going to the dance with our geeky yet cool lead character, FML, I hear you cry!"
Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know
"One of those songs you wish you could write...and sing for that matter. Powerful melody, with extra Kimbra spice. Laavly. This is a montage tune."
The Killers - Read My Mind
"As the title suggests, he is too shy to chat to the girl and keeps trying to get noticed but fails. This is montage number two. I thought The Killers would run out of ideas for hooks and great synth sounds but the egg is on my face. Awesome song."
Alphabeat - Fascination
"This sounds like E Numbers its so pop! Bright and has that slightly muted lead guitar thats all over great 80s tunes. What a song. It's the, they work it all out kinda tune."
Bon Iver - Beth/Rest
"This is a slow dance in a dark room song. Then a drinking on the roof talking about going off to collage kind of song. Laughing and flashback song. Its one for the ages if you ask me. Blew my mind when i heard it. It is also our end credits."
To discuss casting and for more from Seye head to Seyemusic.com plus here's one of his tune.
10:26 AM | 09/10/2012
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