MIXTAPE

HALF
WAIF

Image by Natalia Podpora

The Hook mixtape is compiled through a series of music related questions. Each artist who fills it out can answer as many or as few of the questions as they wish, and elaborate on their choices, or let them speak for themselves. 

Artist

Half Waif

Location

Brooklyn

 

FYI

Half Waif is the solo project of Nandi Rose Plunkett, who is also a member of cult indie band Pinegrove.
 

Press Clippings

 'Musically, it’s a soothing sound – think Imogen Heap, Regina Spektor, Laura Marling and Tori Amos – that without attentive listening could be mistaken for a pleasant enough electronic-pop record. However, in Half Waif’s quest for some kind of calmness they’ve actually made an album that, inwardly, burns furiously.' - NME

The last piece of music you paid for (streaming doesn’t count)

Blue Ranger - Saving a Beauty LP

 

Your favourite place to listen to music

Alone in the car on a long drive, preferably on country roads and in some kind of spectacular weather.

A song which reminds you of your childhood

“The Sign” by Ace of Base. I used to put this song on and dance in front of our living room window at night, when the window became a mirror. I can’t imagine what people driving by must have thought.

Your go-to karaoke song

“Trouble” by Taylor Swift

A song which reminds you of someone you don’t see anymore

“In the Mists” by Leoš Janáček

 

A song which gets you in the mood (for dancing)

“All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar feat. SZA

A song which gets you in the mood (for romancing)

“Where Do We Go” by Solange

 

The soundtrack to your last holiday

The Eighth Grade soundtrack by Anna Meredith – I watched that movie on Christmas Eve Eve and loved it so much I made my family watch it again on Christmas Eve.

A song which makes you cry

“Forever” by Lomelda

A song which gives you goosebumps

“Wendell Walker” by Andy Shauf

 

A song which makes you feel empowered

“Run the World” by Beyoncé – it’s on a playlist entitled “sweat baby sweat” that I listen to at the gym.

 

An artist you regret never having seen live

I don’t really have any interest in seeing a show at an arena so I regret not having seen Radiohead when they were smaller and playing clubs.

An artist you hope to see live soon

Kacey Musgraves

 

A gig you’ll never forget

Grimes at Pianos in NYC in 2012

An album you know by heart

Blue – Joni Mitchell

A cover which is better than the original

“Moon River” by Frank Ocean

A song you love in a foreign language

“L’heure Exquise” by Reynaldo Hahn performed by Susan Graham

 

An instrumental song you love

“Sunson” by Nils Frahm

A song which gets stuck in your head

“When I’m With Him” by Empress Of

A recent musical discovery

Tirzah

https://halfwaif.bandcamp.com/

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