Tangerine: 10 Songs That Inspired Our New EP White Dove

PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Malijan

PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Malijan

Are you ready to feel a vibe? Look no further than Tangerine.

The West Coast-based indie-pop trio—Korean-American sisters Marika and Miro Justad and Tobias Kuhn—have been making music together since they were kids and in 2017 moved from Seattle to Los Angeles to pursue music full time. Since then, they have worked with Michael Shuman (Queens of the Stone Age, Mini Mansions) and Zach Dawes (Mini Mansions) and have toured the U.S. with Bleachers.

Following the release of the dreamy singles “Local Mall” and “Cherry Red,” today the trio releases their new EP White Dove. A four-track collection, the EP was produced by Sanj & Luca Buccellati and oozes delectable melodies and captivating whimsical vocals.

Tangerine shared a playlist of songs that inspired White Dove with Musical Notes Global. Listen below.

“The Big Sky” - Kate Bush 

There’s really no one else like her - she blends cinematic weirdness with pop joy so well. 

“Ray of Light” - Madonna 

This entire album has been a huge influence on us for years.

“I’m On Fire” - Bruce Springsteen

The open spaces and moodiness of his vocal delivery were an influence for the verses of “Local Mall.”

“Rockin’ Back Inside My Heart” - Julee Cruise

Marika and I grew up with their parents playing the soundtrack to “Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me” so the creepy beautiful sounds of it have seeped into our music over the years. 

“Take Me Home” - Phil Collins

Juicy cheesy ‘80s fun what’s not to love? We definitely channeled some of this on our EP. 

“When You Were Mine” - Prince

Poppy fun with a bittersweet aftertaste - a dichotomy we explored throughout White Dove. 

“The Louvre” - Lorde

Her lyrics are so poetic yet honest feeling and this inspired Marika to open herself up in these songs.

“Friendship” - Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein 

Using synths is something we have wanted to do for a long time but hadn’t explored until this EP, the soundtrack they created for Stranger Things really inspired us. 

“Archie, Marry Me” - Alvvays 

Just a killer song.

“Love And Anger” - Kate Bush

Kate Bush’s drums are a huge influence for us on this EP.

Stream Tangerine’s new EP White Dove below.

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