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My Five Favourite Albums - Archie

Inside the Melodic Mind

Exploring Archie's Musical Influences Through His 5 Favourite Albums

Archie is a rising star in the contemporary music scene; hailing from the vibrant city of Glasgow, and a soulful voice that effortlessly navigates the realms of pop and jazz, Archie captivates audiences with his emotive storytelling and heartfelt lyricism. From humble beginnings as a busker on the streets of Glasgow to sharing stages with chart-topping artists, his journey is a testament to unwavering dedication and raw talent.

Despite starting out shy, archie found his voice through performances at school; his return to Glasgow saw him pursue formal music education at the national music school and the Royal Conservatoire for Scotland, where he honed his skills in piano, voice, and guitar. However, it was his foray into social media, particularly TikTok, that propelled him into the spotlight, amassing a massive following of 500,000 fans.

As we delve into Archie's 5 favourite albums, we embark on a trip through the melodies and lyrics that have left an indelible mark on his artistic vision. From the timeless classics to the contemporary gems, these albums offer a glimpse into the eclectic tastes and profound musical sensibilities of one of Scotland's most promising talents.

As we explore the rare opportunity to delve deeper into Archie's creative process and the profound impact these albums have had on his own music, we have exclusive insights and intimate reflections that uncover the intricate web of influences that have shaped his identity, from early years as a budding musician to his emergence as a formidable force in the industry. So join us as we journey into the melodic mind of Archie, exploring the albums that have not only inspired him but also paved the way for his own musical evolution. From heartfelt ballads to electrifying anthems, these albums offer a glimpse into the soul of an artist whose passion for music knows no bounds.

Sunburn - Dominic Fike

Sunburn is the second studio album by American musician Dominic Fike, released through Sandy Boys and Columbia Records on July 7, 2023.

Archie: I love the production on this album - every track is so different while still managing to stay cohesive with the rest of the project - some really cool soundscapes & there are so many genres integrated into this!

The 1975 - The 1975

The 1975 are an English pop rock band formed in Wilmslow, Cheshire in 2002. The band consists of Matty Healy, Adam Hann, Ross MacDonald, and George Daniel.

Archie: My favourite album ever! Such a unique sound and I feel this was such an influential album in the pop scene as it pioneered this ‘neo-80s’ sound that is so popular in todays music!

Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

Born to Run is the third studio album by the American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. It was released on August 25, 1975, by Columbia Records.

Archie: An absolute classic, such amazing writing & instrumentation - it really showcases why Springsteen is one of the worlds most renowned writers!

YSIV - Logic 

YSIV is the fourth studio album by American rapper Logic, released on September 28, 2018, by Visionary Music Group and Def Jam Recordings.

Archie: I’ve always enjoyed rap music but this album is what really made me love it - the combination of boom bap / 90s style rap beats over jazzy piano chords with logics unique flow & lyricism really inspires me rhythm wise when I am writing! This album really shaped my understanding of different rhythmic flows in songs. 

That's the Spirit - Bring Me The Horizon

That's the Spirit is the fifth studio album by British rock band Bring Me the Horizon. The album was released on 11 September 2015, and marks a departure from the group's metalcore roots, in favour of a less aggressive alternative rock and metal style.

Archie: Everyone had an emo phase! But this is one of the few albums that stayed with me after - I love the really heavy sound in this and the combination of pop elements with a heavy pop punk rock band sound, this was also one of my favourite albums I’ve seen performed live!

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