Since her Beth Greene character met a grisly end on The Walking Dead, Emily Kinney has focused on her music career while also appearing on shows like Masters of Sex and The Flash. The singer-songwriter released her This Is War album in October and will begin a tour Nov. 16 at New Orleans’ Civic Theatre. Before setting out on the road, she took a moment to share some of her favorite recent tunes with USA TODAY readers.
My Wrecking Ball, Ryan Adams
Ryan’s last album was with me during a week I was by myself in Vancouver. I’m in love with his voice. It calms me down.
Shame, Cariad Harmon
For me, this song describes a feeling of trying to make it in life somehow and just being at the end of your rope.
The Last Unicorn, Passenger
This song so perfectly describes the feeling of being with someone physically and still feeling so incredibly alone.
Hands to Myself, Selena Gomez
The list’s guilty pleasure. I’ll listen a few times in a row just because it’s so cute. I can’t help myself. I love it.
The Fool, Ethan Johns
I really love his songs and their simple, beautiful poetry. This is my favorite from his last album, The Reckoning.
Wishing It Was You, K. Flay
I’m pretty obsessed with K. Flay right now. This song is dirty, and I like it.
Lazy Eye, Hem
On a long Christmas flight, I drifted in and out of sleep listening to Rabbit Songs all the way to Colorado Springs.
Behave, Frightened Rabbit
I think the people in this band might be a lot like me somehow. But I could be wrong. I could just be a crazy fangirl.
Bad Moon Rising, Creedence Clearwater Revival
One of my dad’s favorite songs, this makes me think of driving around with him in his pickup truck.
I was so into that Almost Everything … album in 2010. This is a newer song that makes me really happy.