I feel like my brain has been in space the last couple of weeks.
It’s hard to stay focused on anything other than all the work we need to be doing for racial justice. There are so many great conversations happening online right now and an ever growing list of important actions we all need to be taking to overhaul the unjust systems we’re living under. I’m trying to keep up as much as possible while also meandering through all the other life stuff I have going on.
Luckily, one thing I have been able to accomplish is making my usual monthly playlist. My playlist themes always revolve around the season and what I’m feeling each month. So obviously, I’m here to present to you: Black Voices Matter—a collection of some of my favorite black artists I’ve been listening to lately.
I made a playlist for springtime. It’s finally starting to warm up. Things are growing. It’s getting nice out. These are good songs to listen to while you go for a walk or lay out in the sun. Soak it up.
After a long stretch of listening to a lot of new music, I’ve been craving my old favorites. So I made this playlist of songs that I loved in high school and college. These are songs that I don’t think I could ever get sick of. They make me feel comforted, nostalgic and peaceful. It’s a good time to do things that make ourselves feel good.
Things are very weird right now. I made a playlist about it when we first went into quarantine last month. Obviously, it’s still relevant.
I know lots of people are looking for soothing, relaxing music right now, but I think the opposite can be helpful too. Sometimes you just need to blast something loud and wild to channel how you’re really feeling and take the edge off. If that’s your thing, have a listen.
I’m back on the playlist making game and this month I had to use Valentines Day as an excuse to share my love of power ballads. They are super 80s. They are sappy and romantic. And I can’t help myself from getting pumped up whenever I listen to them.
February is pretty dreary, so I need the extra boost this playlist is giving me.