Jordan Yutan

Connection – OneRepublic

9 October 2018

“I just really want to be present this year.” That’s the late-night conversation I found myself having in the room I share with my best friend. And it got me thinking.

We spend so much time on our phones trying to keep up with what everyone else is doing that we end up missing what’s going on around us and right in front of us…

Criminals – Paul de Leon

26 September 2018

It’s been a bit of a hiatus for this playlist, but I’m excited to get back into the swing of things. This week’s track, was a submission I received from artist Paul de Leon. Here’s what he has to say about his song, Criminals…

Changes – Langhorne Slim & The Law

22 August 2018

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Langhorne Slim reveals that his track “Changes” is about, “the beauty and terror of having breakthroughs and transformations in life, only to discover that there are infinite amounts of both. The pursuit of the groove must be groovy.”…

Work Out – Chance the Rapper

15 August 2018

I love songs that stay away from a kind of “positive vibes only” mentality and instead embrace the entire spectrum of human emotion. This week’s track “Work Out” by Chance the Rapper is no exception…

Old Pine – Ben Howard

31 July 2018

To keep the summer spirit alive, “Old Pine” by Ben Howard is this week’s track. It is probably one of the most calming songs I’ve ever heard, with a guitar instrumental and vocals at the intro perfect for putting you in a state of reflection. It draws on a kind of nostalgia specific to summer, because that tends to be the season where you feel most careless, free, and alive…

Shake It Out – Florence and the Machine

24 July 2018

“Shake it Out” is a song that deals with pain and hurt but isn’t meant to leave the listener broken. Florence admits to writing this song while she was hungover, but for many of us maybe it’s our hangover cure…

Plans – Elephante (ft. Brandyn Burnette)

17 July 2018

What a strange thing, the way life quietly sneaks up on you. Like one minute you’re daydreaming, making lists of what you’re going to accomplish when you’re older, and making plans for a someday. Then that someday becomes today.

Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae

10 July 2018

In this week’s sweet and lighthearted track, Corinne Bailey Rae sings to those over-working from trying to navigate through life’s confusions and peculiarities. She addresses the individual burdening themselves over trying to live up to society’s expectations and unrealistic standards of how they should hold themselves together…

One Day At A Time – Sam Smith

3 July 2018

This past weekend I was lucky enough to take my little sister to her first concert and see Sam Smith perform. I had chills that entire night – a stark contrast to this NYC heat wave we’re currently enduring. In my own experience, there’s only one artist I know who can make a venue as big as Madison Square Garden feel really intimate and even lowkey….

Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader

26 June 2018

“A kaleidoscope of summer memories, days gone by and those yet to come. It brings you back to the rhythm of simplicity and the warmth of unity. One love, many memories, and ‘dancing in the moonlight.’”..