Jeremy Williams-Chalmers, Arts Correspondent

Musical Motivation: Rumer

Rumer discovered the songs of Hugh Prestwood as she searched for "lost gems" while living in the American South. With grand arrangements and traditional elements, Nashville Tears was produced by Fred Mollin at StarStruck Studios with some of Music City’s best musicians. Since her 2010 debut album Seasons of My Soul earned her a MOJO Award and two Brit Award nominations, Rumer has earned praise in the US from the likes of NPR, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and CBS Sunday Morning. We caught up with Rumer to find out what songs make her...


Feeling Groovy - Simon and Garfunkel

You can’t help but smile and nod your head to that song.


Brown Earth - Laura Nyro

I get lost in her depictions of life in 60’s and 70’s New York.


A song that made me cry recently was Where’ve You Been by Kathy Mattea

It’s about a couple who have been together for 60 years but at the end get separated in a hospital.


Clay Pigeons by Blaze Foley

This song is touching and amusing at the same time. It comes on the radio sometimes and I always pull the car over to listen to it.

Want to work out

I love the Beyoncé's Megan Thee Stallion Savage Remix right now.


Sometimes I listen to The Super Furry Animals I think about the 90s when I was in sixth form college.


I love to listen to Miles Davis In a Silent Way

It’s probably my favorite record of all time. I really love listening to jazz and instrumental music to relax.

Feel Determined

You can’t beat a good pop anthem by Kelly Clarkson or P!nk to make you feel like you can take on the world from your kitchen sink.


Use Me by Bill Withers

What a great artist! It’s so sad that we lost him this year.

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