We are coming up on a month of sheltering in place at home, and—I’m not going to lie—things are tough. My brain is pulled in eight different directions all day long, and few things make me feel like myself. Along with nature (virtual and in real life), music has been providing some solace. Since we’re all in this together, I wanted to share my April quarantine playlist. (Fingers crossed there isn’t one of these next month!)
Give it a listen, and then let me know in the comments what you’re listening to on your long, tough days. I’d love to know!
April Quarantine Playlist
“TIme to Get Ill” by Beastie Boys
“Lake of Fire” by Nirvana: The Nirvana unplugged album makes me feel so much nostalgia. There’s something so dark about Nirvana at times and yet so comforting. I suppose in times like these their songs validate my feelings of despair and frustration. I can “go there” with my emotions and have a moment.
“Can’t Be Happy All The Time” by Tones and I
“Don’t Stand So Close to Me” by The Police: I mean, for obvious reasons. lol
“Break My Baby” by Kaleo
“The Bones” by Maren Morris, with Hozier: I wanted to shift to happier sounds and vibes. Needed to get out the sorrow and move into happier vibes.
“Great Unknown,” from The Motion Picture The Call of the Wild, by X Ambassadors
“Rescue Me” by OneRepublic
“Babe” by Emeli Sandé: This is a great song that I can’t stop singing. I love the beat and the chorus:
Babe, it’s okay, it’s okay now
Let it out, let it love, let it rain down
Hold me now, hold me down, hold me always
Babe, babe, babe
Now babe, say my name, it’s okay now
Say it loud, shout it out, down the hallway
Love me now, love me now, love me always
Babe, babe, babe
“Upside Down” by Jack Johnson
“Good News” by Ocean Park Standoff: Because right now we need some “good news baby cause all the worlds gone crazy.”
“Know Your Worth” by Khalid, Disclosure
“Save Your Tears” by The Weekend
“Send Me On My Way” by Rusted Root: There is something about this song that, no matter the situation, always puts a smile on my face. That’s why I’m ending on a positive note.