My Favourite Tunes: E^ST

At the ripe, old age of 17 years old, NSW’s Central Coast singer E^ST has just recently released her sophomore EP, The Alley. Following on from her debut, titled Old Age (no pun intended before), E^ST has shown she really knows what she’s doing now, and has built upon her already solid foundation from her first release to lift herself into new territory. Demonstrating a natural knack for song writing with bucketloads of emotion, she keeps it real whilst pushing herself further and further, and it’s been an exciting ride to say the least watching her grow.

Now, with an East Coast tour under her belt as well, we wanted to get to know her a little bit more. What makes her think, feel, party and cry? We found out all that and more, and you can check it all out below!

My favourite track to wake up to is…Road to Joy – Bright Eyes
The song’s full of enough apathy, angst, hopefulness and pessimism to make anyone feel like they must be awake and alive in the world.

The best track for cooking is…Friends For Dinner – The Land Before Time 5
Nothing says “a great meal” like having friends for dinner.

The best track for spring cleaning is…Cleanin’ Out My Closet – Eminem
I don’t care how white this song is, it will have you cleaning out your closet and feeling pissed off about it.

The ultimate road trip track is…Yellow Submarine – The Beatles
You can’t not sing along to this song… I’ve tried, but it’s just not possible.

My favourite love song is…First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes
Yes I’m a Bright Eyes fan.

The best track for sweet love makin’ is…I’ll Make Love To You – Boyz to Men
I mean, the title says it all.

The track that always gets the party started is…7 Words – Deftones
I could’ve answered every single question so far with this song, but I thought I’d save it for number 7. Chino Moreno with dreadlocks can get anyone’s party started, if you know what I mean.

The best track to wind down a crowd is…Tiptoe Through the Tulips – Tiny Tim
This will make everyone feel confused, scared, disturbed, yet oddly entranced.

My favourite drunken karaoke track is…We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
If anyone can sing every word whilst being drunk, I’ll marry them.

My favourite song to sing in the shower is…Tell Him – Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion
I sing both parts.

A song that always makes me cry is…Two – The Antlers
This song has definitely made me cry on a number of occasions. Lyrical masterpiece.

I love going to sleep listening to…Glosoli – Sigur Ros
I guarantee you’ll have amazing dreams if you listen to this as you’re falling asleep.

I can’t stop dancing when I hear…Come on Eileen – The Dexy’s Midnight Runners
No, I didn’t hear this for the first time in Perks Of Being A Wallflower, I swear…

E^ST’s The Alley EP is out now.