Michael Malarkey is best known for his role as Enzo on The CW’s hit show The Vampire Diaries, but the actor isn’t always causing trouble in Mystic Falls. In anticipation of Malarkey’s EP release, Feed the Flames, on Oct. 12—not to mention Enzo’s return on tonight’s TVD—he put together an exclusive playlist for us using Rdio.
The playlist is compiled of the songs that have inspired his songwriting. As Malarkey puts it, “This music is for active listening. Preferably while driving across the country in a beat up Oldsmobile. Or on a Greyhound bus watching the ghost towns flicker by through the misty window. Or maybe just sitting in your den with your eyes closed and a stick of Nag Champa burning…”
Check out the playlist below, along with his reasoning for each pick.