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My Soundtrack: Forest Blakk

Singer-songwriter Forest Blakk makes piano-heavy, acoustic, emotional songs. You can see that for yourself on his new EP “Sideways”, which the good guy released at the end of June. What maybe not everyone knows: The Canadian lived in Germany for three years. Does the man have a favorite word from this time? "Schnuckiputz. I just loved that. It's one of the words that brings back good memories and makes me smile, ”says the singer-songwriter. In this My Soundtrack episode, Forest revealed to us which songs wake memories in him.

Sia - Breathe Me

Sia is just one of those artists who has a special place in my heart. She’s bold, she takes chances, but most of all, she has this unbelievable way of getting into the cracks of your heart. Sia’s song "Breathe Me," does exactly this to me. It's still one of my go-to "songs when my heart is feeling lost in the world.

Sia is one of those artists who has a special place in my heart. She's brave, she takes risks, but most of all, she has this incredible way of getting into the cracks of your heart. Sia's song "Breathe Me" does just that to me. It's still one of my favorite songs when my heart is lost in the world.

Lucy Pearl - Dance Tonight

“Dance Tonight” by Lucy Pearl, C’mon… The beat, the melodies, everything is just so good! Every time I hear this song my body needs to move. It goes without saying, Raphael Saadiq is one of the most brilliant writers there is.

"Dance Tonight" by Lucy Pearl, come on ... The beat, the melodies, everything is just so good! Every time I hear this song, my body has to move. It goes without saying that Raphael Saadiq is one of the most brilliant writers there is.

Ben E. King - Stand By Me

“Stand by me” - This one is a little more personal. I had the chance to sing this song with Ben E King himself back when I was first starting my journey as an artist. I remember standing on the stage arm-in-arm with the legend himself while we sang the chorus together ... It's just one of those moments I still look back on and pinch myself.

“Stand By Me” - This piece is a little more personal. I had the opportunity to sing this song with Ben E. King myself when I started my journey as an artist. I remember standing arm in arm on stage with this legend while we sang the chorus together. It's just one of those moments that I still look back on and pinch myself.

Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends

When it comes to singing with heart, nobody did it quite like Joe Cocker. I still remember watching his Woodstock performance of "With A Little Help From My Friends" and being mesmerized by the way he captured the raw emotions of the song. It was as if he wrote it from the depths of his soul and was performing it with his last breath ... It’s still hard to believe it was a Beatles original.

When it comes to singing with the heart, nobody could do it like Joe Cocker. I still remember watching his Woodstock performance of "With A Little Help From My Friends" and being intrigued by the way he captured the raw emotions of the song. It was as if he had written it from the depths of his soul and performed it with his last breath. It's still hard to believe it was a Beatles original.

Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

I probably sang "Chasing Cars" a thousand times the summer it came out. It was 2006 and I was driving across Canada to start a new life for myself. I remember one night in particular when I was driving down an empty highway with nothing but the stars lighting my way. The song was on repeat through these old beat up speakers and the cold wind was rushing through the open windows. In a lot of ways, it felt like an anthem to a new beginning.

I probably sang "Chasing Cars" a thousand times the summer it came out. It was 2006 and I was driving around Canada to start a new life. I particularly remember one night driving on an empty freeway. Only the stars lit my way. The song was on repeat, through those old speakers, and the cold wind blew through the open windows. In many ways, it felt like a hymn to a new beginning.

Damien Rice - The Blower’s Daughter

When it comes to singer / songwriters, Damien Rice is at the top of my list. "The Blowers Daughter" is imperfectly perfect. There is a vulnerability in Damien’s writing and voice that is unlike any other artist out there. This song in particular is one of those tunes that I wish I wrote.

When it comes to singer-songwriters, Damien Rice is at the top of my list. "The Blower’s Daughter" is imperfectly perfect. There is a vulnerability in Damien's writing and voice that cannot be compared to any other artist. This song in particular is one of those melodies that I would have liked to have written.

The Eagles - Desperado

When it comes to songs that have inspired me, “Desperado” is my number 1. I used to sit by an old CD player and just take in the richness of Don Henley's voice as I would do my best to sing along with him and The Eagles. Looking back it's easy to see how big of an impact Henley’s writing style had on me. To this day, one of my all-time favorite lyrics is from this song. It goes:

"Don't you draw the queen of diamonds boy
She'll beat you if she's able
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet
Now it seems to me some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can't get "

When it comes to songs that have inspired me, “Desperado” is my number one. I sat in front of an old CD player and just picked up the richness of Don Henley's voice like I was doing my best to talk to him and her Eagles to sing along to. In retrospect, it is easy to see the influence Henley's writing style had on me. To this day, one of my all time favorite lyrics comes from this song. He goes like this:

"Don't you draw the queen of diamonds boy
She'll beat you if she's able
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet
Now it seems to me some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can't get "