Claire Oring’s Top 5 Songs of 2012Author: Claire Oring · December 26th, 2012
When YM&C brought up the idea of having editors pick their 5 favorite songs of the year it seemed almost impossible. The amount of beautiful music created this year is a bit overwhelming. However, these tracks below fell into place in a matter of minutes. These are the songs I couldn’t get out of my head this year, and didn’t really want to anyways.
Best Coast – “The Only Place”: I like to sing this in the shower and revel in being a Los Angeles native.
Father John Misty – “Funtimes in Babylon”: I like to put this song on in the morning while I lie in bed and look up at my ceiling. Josh Tillman’s lyrics are so moody and beautiful.
Leonard Bernstein – “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” (Moonrise Kingdom Soundtrack): I loved everything about the Moonrise Kingdom Soundtrack. It was equal parts charming and educational.
Lianne La Havas – “Au Cinéma”: Something about her raspy voice just pulls at my heartstrings. I have her new album Is Your Love Big Enough? on vinyl and it’s seriously perfection.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – “Fiya Wata”: “Let your love blaze like fire!” I love that. I also have a girl crush on Jade Castrinos.”
Claire is a fine artist with an overactive imagination and a burning love for analogue film. To find her just spin a globe and point! She has a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in LA and the University of Westminster in London. At 23, Claire has worked for commercial clients including Billabong, Jeffrey Campbell, Urban Outfitters, Vans, and The Impossible Project.