Rob Richings releases his debut album Parkas and Boots on Friday and to celebrate he’s put together an EF Playlist.
Having been through difficult times himself and having a brush with death in 2009, the singer-songwriter travelled to Sydney, Australia to record Parks and Boots under the guidance of Chris Vallejo (Passenger).
For his EF Playlist, Rob has put together 10 songs that have helped him through a hard time, in the hopes that they can help you too!
Keep reading to find out what he picked…
1. The Paper Kites – Revelator Eyes
I love the electro laid back feel to this track. It reminds me of the 80s and growing up. The whole album is great to chill out to.
2. Damien Rice – I Don’t Want To Change You
I’m a bit of a sucker for a nice string line and this song had me hooked from the first listen.
3. John Mayer – Belief
This is on my gym playlist and always helps complete that tough session!
4. Joni Mitchell – A Case Of You
This is just one of the classics that lyrically stands out and is always on in my house after a long day.
5. Ron Sexsmith – Get In Line
When I’m having a bad day this song always puts a smile back on my face. The lyrics are great!
6. Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Another classic that has stood the test of time. This is also on my gym playlist even though it’s a slow track it really helps me to carry on.
7. Passenger – Life’s For The Living
This song really helped me when I was unwell. I don’t play many cover songs but this is one I love to add into my set every now and then.
8. Sixto Rodriguez – Like Janis
Rodriguez story and documentary is awesome and if you’re ever in need some proof that amazing things do happen you need to watch it. Very up lifting.
9. Billy Joel – Piano Man
A great story-telling song that I take huge inspiration from and I never get bored of listening to it!
10. Gavin DeGraw – I Don’t Wanna Be
I love the chorus in this song and it certainly helps me get back on track when I’m having a day of doubts!
Rob Richings debut album Parkas and Boots is released on Friday 7th October 2016. Watch the music video for his single Ten Seconds below: