Last week, Ben Stewart from Australian hit-makers and pop-punkers Slowly Slowly closed our O-Week Celebrations with a bang, playing the band's best in an intimate solo performance and exclusive Q&A. But what does the frontman listen to in his own time? Ben shared his favourite songs he's currently spinning with us below.
This is my favourite party song of all time. Love the drum and bass syncopation and I think it's one of the all-time greatest dance vocals ever written. Chaka Khan’s vocal inflections on this song are so iconic. It's so dramatic and yet so pop and effortless.
This is a new song I have been enjoying. It sounds very classic to me and I love the imagery throughout. It is a simple concept, a song about being there for someone, but the metaphor of stacking the chairs after a party has finished implies a much more complex relationship—like supporting someone from the background, and being their spare when the wheels come off. It's beautiful as it represents support without expectation.
I love the chorus melody of this song and often wake up in the morning with it playing in my head. I don't think I could get sick of it.
I love the production on this song and the understated vocal. It has such a 90s nostalgic feel to it. I just get a great feel; I don't necessarily connect with the lyrics, but that's sometimes the case.
I love the crazy syncopation and frantic nature of this song. I have always been a huge fan of Chino Moreno’s vocals and Abe Cunningham’s drums. I love the aggression and seamless transitions from section to section.