Today's Advent Calendar playlist is from Burning Peacocks.


Alma's Picks

Michel Legrand - 'Reves secrets d'un prince et d'une princesse'

This is from the soundtrack of one of my favourite movies of all time, Peau D'Ane by Jacques Demy. I watched it over and over as a kid and still love it now. I know the lyrics of every song and often sing it out loud with my best friend Manon.

Los tres diamantes - 'Usted'

My father is half Mexican and used to play and sing to me a lot of these classical songs when I was very little. And a lot of David Bowie.

David Bowie - Life On Mars?

It was my parents' love song, which makes it even more romantic than the insanely beautiful piano part.

Velvet Underground- 'Venus in Furs'

I really understood what music I loved through this song. I remember being 13 and being intrigued by this weird album cover with a banana on it... then I couldn't stop listening to it for months. This particular song has a strong sexual feeling which echoes the weird changes that you experience at that age. And it's still in my top 5.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Maps'

This is what I listened to going through my first break up. I would play it out loud in my bedroom, lie down on my bed in a ceremonial way and cry. And I think at the time I thought "this scene actually looks so cool, I will put it in a movie someday". So emo of me!



David's Picks

Nino Rota - 'Amarcord'

I think it's the theme of my life. It gives me of lot feelings that I can't explain. To summarise: relation, regret, youth, adolescence, life...

The Doors - 'Riders on the Storm'

One of my first musical experiences. I was 4 or 5, and my father tried to explain to me the lyrics: "It's about some riders on horses, and they're just riding on the storm..." For sure, he gave me an exceptional understanding of English. Thanks Dad!

Big Soul - 'Hippy Hippy Shake'

Ok, here's the scene: me, my sister, my step brother and step sister dancing like crazy kids to this song. Now add some funny pyjamas from '90s and you've got the French version of Malcolm in the Middle.

Daft Punk - 'Digital Love'

It's like 'The End Has No End' by The Strokes. It's truly one of the songs of my childhood. I loved all the videos from the album Discovery. Maybe more so than the music. But now when I listen to this song, it feels like my childhood is over... and it makes me so melancholic.

Gorillaz - 'Dracula'

It's the B-side of their Clint Eastwood EP. It's was a gift from my mom when I was 11. At the beginning the atmosphere is very deep and weird and then so high with the "reggae snare"! One of my favourite bass lines ever... I listened to this in my room and discovered all those strange feelings...