Sometimes life is shitty, and sometimes life is grand. Whether you need to ruminate, chill out, or just let it all go, Music to Forget Your Troubles is an escape from everyday life, a way to live your life through music. The tracks feel like “deep work” flow, that soft pillow at night, time spent with that friend that knows you better than you know yourself. Each song is timeless, filled with head-nodding grooves, rich sounds, vibing instrumentals and universal lyrics.
From jazz, world grooves, and soul to modern day hip hop, r’n’b and electronic tracks, each song in this playlist is defined by the groove and the message. In fact, sometimes the groove is the message. The songs invoke sentimentality and reckless abandon - at the same time. The lyrical themes are tied together by the overarching idea: we all suffer sometimes, but life is still beautiful, and it’s still all good. The instrument palette includes percussive, low end-heavy bass, rich vocal harmonies, soulful keys, jazzy horns, orchestral strings, syncopated percussion, and unbelievably funky drums.
Music to Forget Your Troubles crosses genres and eras, and highlights female and male artists from across the United States and around the globe. So, wake up in the morning with these tracks, float right into your rhythm, and enjoy the ride.
About the Curator, Caitlin Moss:
Drum set player and percussionist Caitlin Moss was born and raised in Los Angeles. She has performed at such venues as the Skirball Center and the Ford Amphitheatre and has toured nationally and internationally, including performances in Mexico and Cuba, with Grammy-winning bands La Santa Cecilia and Quetzal. She performs and records in Los Angeles as a freelance musician and as a member of several original bands. Caitlin is also teaching drum set, percussion, piano, and music production classes at a youth arts center operated by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.