Recently I was listening to James Blake, “Retrograde” and I tweeted that it’s a song I wish I wrote. I’ve tweeted a few songs in this way before and it occurred to me that I’ve accidentally started a bit of a running list. I thought about it a little and made a mixtape (playlist?) of some of these tracks. It is perhaps the first of many future mixtapes— you can never really tell with me.
This isn’t every song I wish I wrote in my whole life, nor is it necessarily a list of my favourite songs; it’s just a few songs from recent years that stick out as songs I genuinely wish I wrote for myself. I hope you enjoy… or something.
Listen on Spotify.
Dollar photo from here.