Playlist: A Year Gone By


It’s a cliche, but an exceedingly real one: this past year has absolutely flown by. Though, in some ways, there were times throughout 2017 when it felt like a never-ending dystopia… so I think it’s with mixed feelings that this year draws to a close. The end of the year is often such a period of reflection, and also a time of hope for what’s to come. One of my favourite things about this time of year, though, is taking a look back at the music that soundtracked us the whole way through. So, amongst all of the swathes of end-of-year music lists, here is a You Don’t Sound Asian addition: ‘a year gone by.’

This playlist features a restorative and celebratory selection of tunes from artists who all changed the game in 2017. With throwbacks from Mitski and Madame Gandhi, and songs-of-the-year from Fazerdaze, Rina Sawayama, Leisure Suite, Japanese Breakfast, Wafia, Jay Som and Rainbow Chan, this is the perfect playlist to wind down to over the festive season. Having a family do over Christmas? Chuck it on! Hanging with friends? We’ve got you sorted. Laying in the sun with your dog and sleeping off a food coma? It’s good for that too, I promise.

Thank you so much for supporting this new Peril venture over the last few months – we appreciate it a truckload, and are very excited to keep the You Don’t Sound Asian tunes and goodies coming in 2018. To have a look at our past playlists, jump over to our Soundcloud, and give us a follow while you’re at it.

The warmest festive greetings to you and yours from us at Peril. Catch you next year!

Tanya Ali

Author: Tanya Ali

Tanya Ali is a Sydney-based writer, who makes music and dabbles in doodling. She is the host of Monday Arvos on FBi Radio. Along with music, her interests lie in art, culture, race and politics. She tweets @tanya__ali.

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