Lucy Allison

You’ve almost certainly heard most of the songs in this playlist – but have you heard their acoustic versions? Every song on this playlist sounds very different but just as good (and sometimes even better) unplugged, resulting in a more chilled-out and intimate vibe.

There’s a huge range on this list, with no real link other than that I’ve chosen the acoustic version each time. That’s almost the point; there’s no one style or genre of music that exclusively lends itself to acoustic playing, and songs that you might think would be unimaginable without electricity turn out to sound just as wonderful without it. It’s often much easier to make out the lyrics, too!

Therefore, for everything from one of my favourite love songs (Everlong) to poppy hits (hate u love u and Smile), these acoustic versions are presented for your enjoyment. More songs than you’d think have an acoustic version, and more of them than you’d think are really rather good.

February 2, 2019

MUSIC NEEDS NO ELECTRICITY: 8 soft songs for the acoustic lover

LITSTYLE Litstyle interviews Reviews Music Books Weekly Columns MUSIC NEEDS NO ELECTRICITY. PLAYLIST Lucy Allison February 2, 2019 Twitter You’ve almost certainly heard most of the […]
January 29, 2019

CITY OF STEEL AND STARS: 8 songs about Sheffield UK

I moved to Sheffield, a city in the north of England once known for its steel industry, just over two years ago, and after about two weeks here I knew I never wanted to leave. Sheffield is a friendly, beautiful, thriving place, now as well known for its ice hockey, universities, and music scene as for its steel, and I’m privileged to call it home.
January 22, 2019

CLASSICAL DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BORING.: 8 songs for the new(or old) classical and choral fan!

CLASSICAL DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BORING. Despite singing in choirs for over thirteen years, I’ve only recently woken up to the beauty that is traditional choral […]
October 23, 2018

Haunting: 8 songs that will haunt you

THE VEIL BETWEEN WORLDS GROWS THIN. Halloween is a time for parties and chocolate, but it’s also a time where the veil between this world and […]