When it comes to music, Troian Bellisario (Spencer) is your go-to-girl. She loves listening to records, attending concerts, and appreciates lyrics above anything else. Troian is so inspired by music that she’s rubbed off on her Pretty Little Liars co-stars; Shay Mitchell (Emily), Keegan Allen (Toby), and Tyler Blackburn (Caleb) turn to her for song suggestions. Troian is well-versed in a variety of genres, so it's no surprise she was chosen for Nylon’s "Mix Tape" this month. Read on and start downloading!
LCD Soundsystem — “Dance Yorself Clean”
“This song is what dancing should be if you truly dance – leave it all out there. I did, and I had whiplash for a few days."
That sounds painful, but we trust Troian.
Elliot Smith — “Needle in the Hay”
“I love his sweet guitar melodies and venomous lyrics. It’s so brutal and amazing.”
We can't picture Spencer listening to this, but definitely Troian.
Local Natives — “Airplanes”
“The lyrics in this song are kick-you-in-the-uterus accurate about breaking up.”
We’re not sure Troian meant that since she tweeted, “Stoked to finally have my crack at the mix tape of @nylonmag. Only I'm so embarrassed because I totally misinterpreted the lyrics of airplanes.” Listen for yourself and decide what it means!
Bright Eyes — “Firewall”
“Conor Oberst is my favorite songwriter. I need a good melody, but for me it’s all about lyrics.”
Troian is obsessed with Conor and told us he's been her favorite artist since seventh grade. She even spilled, "I believe he's our generation's Dylan. So you can always find anything by Conor [on my iPod]."
Edith Paif — “Sous Le Ciel De Paris (Under the Sky of Paris)”
“The is my Sunday staple: I put this on, make French toast, and have a good day.”
Sounds perfect. Can we join?
Nina Simone — “Four Women”
“It’s about these four different women through time and she puts amazing emotion and personality behind each one of them.”
Four girls with different characteristics…hmm, that sounds familiar. Maybe they can play this on PLL.
Regina Spektor — “Apres Moi”
“As you can tell, I’m a sucker for totally, dramatic, epic music. I lip-sync and pretend I can totally sing along with her in Russian.”
We’d like to see Troian try!
The White Stripes — “Jolene”
“This was one of the first songs I learned on the guitar. Jack White totally takes it to another galaxy.”
She can play the guitar, too? Talk about a talented star.
Arcade Fire — “Neon Bible”
“I slept out on Wilshire [Boulevard] so I could go to their secret show and I still haven’t taken off the wristband.”
See, celebrities are just like us — even they can be crazy fans!
Radiohead — “Talk Show House”
“Sexiest song ever. There is nothing else that comes close to it for me — that’s it.”
Hmm, maybe they’ll play it on PLL during a scene with Spencer and Toby.