FAULT Weekly Playlist: Anna Straker


London-based singer/producer Anna Straker has fast become one of the most exciting emerging talents in electronic music. Her fervent love of synths, powerful lyricism, and bold good looks all tip her as one to watch. Recently she released her debut four-track EP “Serious,” a collection of songs that pay homage to nu disco and 90s house, while also maintaining a playful pop edge.

We asked Anna to put together some songs to help get you through the winter weather, including cuts from Childish Gambino, Bon Iver, and J Dilla.

“These are some songs to hibernate to this winter.” – Anna Straker

Bon Iver – Holocene

“This couldn’t be more winter. Listening to this album (scratch that, all of Bon Iver’s albums) makes me want to wrap up by the fire and contemplate the world. This song brings out all the emotions in me. And the music video is INCREDIBLE WINTERY BLISS.”

Kindness – House

“Not only will this song keep you warm in the bitter cold, but it also has the most charming video to accompany it. We need more kindness in the world. <3”

Connan Mockasin – Im The Man, That Will Find You

“Play this song when you come inside from a cold day, cook up a romantic dinner for you and your soulmate, pour an alcoholic beverage of your choice, and wrap up in those sheets together. This is my sexy winter jam.”

The Stranglers – Golden Brown

“This song is like a winter fairytale. The harpsichord takes me to another world. It’s so soothing. I wish I wrote this song.”

Gorillaz Ft. Little Dragon – Empire Ants

“When I listen to this song I think about snow falling and how millions of snowflakes just disappear into white. Nothing matters and everything matters. I love the carefree vibe of it – it ‘blows all the shadows far away.'”

Radiohead – All I Need

“This is my all time favourite Radiohead song. It embodies the angst and distress I felt as a teen, so play this when you look out the window and you’re consumed by the frosty grey of the outdoors.”

Lapalux – Without You (Binkbeats Version)

“This is an incredible live performance of an incredible song (the original version is also worth fangirling over, too). To me, winter is very melancholic, and this song is the icy wind that bites your cheeks. You can’t not feel heartbroken when you listen.”

Childish Gambino – Sober

“Childish Gambino is a super cool rapper, and I love how this song shows off the more melodic side of his voice. The synths in the choruses sound like inter dimensional christmas bells.”

J Dilla – So Far To Go (ft. Common & D’Angelo)

“If you love Dilla & D’Angelo, you’re in for a treat. Drink your mulled wine and appreciate the slinky sounds of legendary artists that I grew up listening to.”

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