Alice Boman tells us about her favorite songs of 2022
Swedish artist Alice Boman released The Space Between this fall, which mixed hush folk and subtle electronics. It's a terrific album and if you haven't heard it, you can listen below.
Alice was nice enough to send us a year-end list of her favorite songs of 2022 which includes Jenny Hval, Air Waves, Perfume Genius, Weyes Blood, Sam Burton, and more. Read what she says about all them below.
You can catch Alice on tour in North America in March, including a Brooklyn show at Union Pool on 3/26. All dates are in the tour poster below.
ALICE BOMAN - TOP 10 SONGS OF 2022
Jenny Hval — "Year Of Love"
I think this is the song that I have listened to most times this year. I just love everything about it. The mood it puts me in, the sounds and the melodies, the moment the chorus begins — how it expands.
Air Waves — Wait
This song (and the whole album) feels like a hidden gem. It feels so sincere and raw — in it’s best sense. Another favorite song on the album is Alien featuring Cats McCombs — the build-up to that amazing chorus.
Cornelia Murr — "Changed"
Such a sparkling EP through and through. Hard to choose a favorite song but I love the playfulness and melodies of the track Changed. And I really love Cornelias singing.
Ebo Krdum — "Al-Habeeba"
Putting on this song (and album) when I want to move. So good.
Perfume Genius — "4 Minute Warning"
The live cover of this Radiohead song is so special. The intimate yet spacious feeling and the surrounding sounds.
Weyes Blood — "It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody"
Such a beautiful and timeless song. The lyrics are so good and really captures our times. And oh the string arrangements. Not to mention Weyes Bloods voice; so powerful.
Sam Burton — "Leaving Here Still"
Talking about a powerful voice and a timeless feeling, this song and it’s soundscape is so beautiful. I first heard this song sitting in a car in LA at dusk and it was such a great fit.
Hannes, waterbaby — "Stockholmsvy"
A friend of mine sent me this song and it’s adorable. Very laidback yet groovy.
Weils — "The House of The Rising Sun"
A beautiful 13 minute track full of uplifting flutes and rhythms that puts me in such a meditative state. Listen to the whole album — such a beautiful soundscape.
Joni Mitchell — "Both Sides Now" live at the 2022 Newport Folk Festival
I mean, this performance is just so powerful and hit me so hard. I cried so much. A beautiful moment captured on film — watch it on YouTube.