There’s no denying it and there’s no pretending otherwise. If music has once touched your soul and illuminated your very existence, there are bound to be a few records that instigated such a passionate fire in the first place. Today, we sat down with yet another rising star to spotlight the five tunes that inspired him the most. Read on as Swedish talent Manse tells you all about it…
Coldplay – Fix You
I think I listen to this track at least twenty times a week… I’ve been a big fan of Coldplay since I was a teenager and the story behind ‘Fix You’ really gets to my heart. It’s basically about grieving over someone who passed away, but also that life will be alright and life will move on… something I think a lot of us can relate to.
Manse feat. Alice Berg – Freeze Time
My own track ‘Freeze Time’ with the amazing singer Alice Berg was my debut single as Manse and my breakthrough in the scene. This track was actually made a long time ago – back in 2012 – and I made the basic idea in a special period in my life. The track will always be a personal reminder for me.
U2 – Song For Someone
An incredible song from U2. As far as I’m concerned, it’s almost better than their track ‘With Or Without You’. They always set an amazing tone in their tracks and express so much emotion with all of the different elements. I strongly recommend watching the official music video starring Woody Harrelson. It won’t your heart untouched.
Steve Angello & Laidback Luke feat. Robin S – Show Me Love (Hardwell Bootleg)
I’ve been listening to a lot of Electronic Music between the years of 2004 and 2008, but the love for the 128 BPM House music sparked around 2008. I went to my first Sensation White event in Copenhagen, Denmark a mere month after I turned 18. I saw Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, Tiga, and many more, and I still remember the moment when Angello & Ingrosso played Hardwell’s mashup of ‘Show Me Love’. Incredible goosebumps… It was one of the tracks that changed how I thought about House music and it triggered my interest in how House music was made.
Axwell & Ingrosso – Something New
The last track I choose to mention is ‘Something New’ by Axwell & Ingrosso. These guys always deliver gold. They are huge inspirations to me when it comes to creativity, technical skills, and knowing how to combine just that with the songwriters to create an uplifting track. Apart from ‘Don’t You Worry Child’, I think this is the track from them that impressed me the most.