Sondre Lerche had a dream in which the perfect title for his nifty new album came to him — but then he woke up and couldn’t remember it. “So I figured instead of going with the second-best option, I’d just call it Sondre Lerche,” says the 28-year-old pop savant, who was born in Norway but now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. With the album — his sixth — in stores now, Lerche shares with us some of his favorite self-titled records.
“People have been trying to get me into this record for some time, but I wasn’t ready for it until last year. For indie musicians, it’s a pillar.”
“It’s a modern classic of Brazilian pop — beautiful songs, beautiful arrangements.”
“Because his story was so tragic, people tend to forget that he was really a top-notch melodic composer. One of my favorite songwriters of the last 15 years.”
“I was living here in New York when it came out, and they had such an incredible energy. It’s still amazing.”