In this fourth edition of PC Radio Top 5, we got the chance to discuss the inspirational things behind Jelita’s ( @jelita610 ) career as a Jakarta-based female-solo singer.

These are the faces behind the masterpiece works that have inspired Jelita.

Bon Iver – 22, A million (Album)
I have yet to find an album I connect this deeply with. I listened to this album back when I was going through turbulence and listening to it now having left that turbulence adds a whole new layer of meaning to all the songs. I will never get tired of listening to it. In writing and in the production process of a lot of my music (which are in progress) I’ll often refer to this album for inspiration.

Miley Cyrus
The shelf life for women soloists are far shorter than male soloists which is why women often have to reinvent or rebrand themselves to stay relevant in the long run, whereas it is more common for male soloists to sustain in the industry without having to rebrand. I think Miley is an admirable example of combining expressive freedom and business strategy to gain attraction and broaden her market throughout all her different eras, having been in the industry for over a decade.

Jamie Hewlett
This wouldn’t be right if I didn’t include a graphic artist, even more inspiring when they’re also a songwriter. I think if someone asked me what’s the best branding work I’ve ever seen it would be Jamie Hewllet and Damon Albarn’s Gorillaz. They were definitely ahead of their time. It’s crazy to think they formed a virtual band in 1998. The band really gives you insight on how much idols in the music industry are altered and fabricated to generate a mass following.

Lorde – Pure Heroine (Album)
When Pure Heroine came out in 2013 that was the first time I was mesmerized by a whole album. She was only 17 when it came out but i think that album was a shaping force in pop music during that time and paved the way for a lot of artists including Billie Eillish in the following years who also came to refine how pop music sounded at a very young age.

Archie Lee Coates IV
Architect and entrepreneur who founded PlayLab, Inc. He’s done phenomenal work. Whenever I’m in a creative block I’ll watch or even rewatch one of his lectures on youtube and reset my mind. Always gives me the reminder to not think out of the box, but to remember that there is no box.