Caylyn Downey

Trouble – Cage the Elephant

6 May 2020

Cage the Elephant has been one of my favorite bands throughout my teenage years. I was going to see them in Milan in March, but COVID-19 had the concert cancelled…

Boredom – Tyler, The Creator (feat. Rex Orange County & Anna of the North)

7 April 2020

“Boredom” by Tyler The Creator featuring Rex Orange County & Anna of the North is an inspirational song from Tyler’s album Flower Boy…

Good Thing (with Kehlani) – Zedd & Kehlani

7 January 2020

Good Thing is a single released by Zedd with Kehlani. This song is one of my go-to uplifting and empowering song that I like to listen to in the morning. Start your day off with a positive independent mindset…

I Just Wanna Shine – Fitz and The Tantrums

29 October 2019

“I Just Wanna Shine” is from Fitz and The Tantrums most recent album All The Feels. This uplifting song is a catchy fun song to start your day with. Wake up and be brave and ready to face anything…

Try – Colbie Caillat

5 September 2019

Try is from Colbie Caillat’s album Gypsy Heart. This empowering song addresses women experiencing the societal pressures that define beauty. Colbie admits that she has grown up feeling uncomfortable in her own skin; she was unsure of who she was supposed to be especially in the entertainment industry…

Something Beautiful – Tori Kelly

29 July 2019

“Something Beautiful” is from Tori Kelly’s album Unbreakable Smile. Something Beautiful is an empowering song about strength and beauty. Tori explained how you are stronger than you think and your strength is beautiful…

Anxiety – Julia Michaels & Selena Gomez

11 June 2019

Anxiety is from Julia Michaels EP Inner Monologue Part I and features Selena Gomez. This is not the first time both of these artists have opened up about their struggles with anxiety and mental illness. Anxiety is a common feeling, it’s healthy to feel some anxiety, and it has helped us survive…

It Comes Back To You – Imagine Dragons

26 February 2019

It Comes Back To You is from Imagine Dragon’s 2015 album Smoke + Mirrors. This track talks about mental health, hardship, and happiness. Many people suffer with depression and many people lose hope in themselves…

breathin – Ariana Grande

23 January 2019

breathin is from Ariana Grande’s album Sweetener.  This track is a reminder that you can’t prevent yourself from being fearful but you can learn to live with these fears and handle them in a healthy way…

Bright – Kehlani

9 January 2019

This track by Kehlani is from her album You Should Be Here, an older album, yet this track on the album embraces the idea of self love and self acceptance. It is common to want to fit in to societal expectations, as Kehlani sings a young woman with curves does not feel accepted by society and can’t find a man…

Thunderclouds – LSD (Labrinth, Sia, Diplo)

19 December 2018

This track by LSD a supergroup with Sia, Diplo, and Labrinth that was made in 2018. This track explores hard times in the beginning of a relationship, the lack of trust, memories of past relationships. Relationships are not easy and this track encourages you to stray from the fear of these troubles in the beginning of a relationship…

After The Storm (feat. Tyler, The Creator & Bootsy Collins) – Kali Uchis

19 December 2018

This track by Kali Uchis featuring Tyler, The Creator and Bootsy Collins is from her 2018 album Isolation. This R&B/Soul track embodies life using a comparison with the weather. Everybody goes through hard times but her message is to encourage yourself and to not give up. Storms always end and sunshine will come afterwards, just like in life…