Spooky Girl Art’s Andrea Nancy is the ultimate space queen. An illustrative artist inspired by pop culture, science fiction and fantasy, her work explores themes of retro futurism, golden era Sci Fi, alien encounters and modern femininity. Growing up watching ‘80s science fiction movies and reading books by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury and Neil Gaiman have helped guide her imagination, allowing her to create pop surrealist art that focuses on the unknown and the imaginary.
It should come as no surprise that she’s a cannabis advocate, too. Perusing her Instagram, you’ll find fun drawings of aliens and pixies toking jays and she regularly hosts fun giveaways from cool cannabis brands like Resolution, MagicalButter and KushKards. Word on the street, she’ll be hosting a contest this week for a Goldleaf Cannabis Taster Journal. So, be sure to give her a follow for a chance to win!
A fan of her work, MAGNETIC asked the talented artist to curate this week’s Weedsday Playlist and it’s a dreamy soundscape that doesn’t disappoint.
See past Weedsday playlists here.
“Gooey” by Glass Animals
When I sit down to create, I like to set up an environment first by choosing songs that reflect the mood of what I’m trying to express. Because most of my work is so colorful and surreal, choosing songs that capture the surrealist vibe I’m looking for helps my creative process. Since I first heard “Gooey” years ago, it’s become my go-to song for these creative sessions and even just chill down time. The smooth sound and alliterations in the lyrics transport me to another state of mind, putting me into the perfect creative move or even just making me feel a little more ethereal.
“So Many Details” by Toro Y Moi
This song was first shown to me by my best friend from high school a few years ago. I think I’ve listened to it non-stop since the day we sat on her bedroom floor and listened to it together for the first time. She has always been such a huge influence on my musical tastes and I love that she continues to recommend great music to me after all these years. Something about the lyrics and the flow of the music makes this the perfect song to have playing in the background of a great conversation or a great creative session.
“Slip” by Elliot Moss
This is one of my all time favorite songs and has been for years. The slow build of the soft vocals always draws me into the song, and when the beat starts to drop, I’ve fully dropped everything just to listen to the flow of the song. My favorite songs are ones that combine excellent vocals with a chill sound and this is one of the best I’ve found. This is another song that I go to when looking for inspiration for my creative process. The smooth sound and harmonies always set the perfect mood for me.
“Technicolour Beat” by Oh Wonder
A lot of my friends are into more soundscape type songs, but my love for literature and poetry always steers me to songs full of interesting lyrics. I can appreciate beautiful, poetic lyrics just as much as the music behind it. I tend to listen to more female vocalists because I can relate more to what female singers tend to sing about, and I enjoy finding songs that express my inner journey or thoughts. When I am feeling disconnected or out of touch, putting on a my favorite collection of songs with lyrics I can relate to and music I love always grounds me. “Technicolor Beat” is one of those songs and I always end up singing along to the chorus whenever it comes on.
“Anemone” by Slenderbodies
I like songs with lots of sound repetition or assonance, as I learned through studying poetry. Literarydevices.com defines assonance as the repetition of a vowel sound or in non-rhyming words. Both “Anemone” and “Gooey” play with repetition of sounds to create lyrics that blend into the music itself. I think the reason I love this so much is because songs that use this lyrical technique feel more creative and playful to me. I love strange, surreal things in all aspects of life so finding songs that approach the combination of music and lyrics in a different way is exciting. Although “Anemone” was a recent find for me, you can be sure I’ve added it to all my favorite playlists.