Love At First Sight - The Brobecks

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Love At First Sight - The Brobecks

This feels like a song I would have played on repeat while I was in middle school.

The difference is that in middle school I would have said love was real, right now that's hard to believe, especially at first sight.

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Visions of Gideon - Sufjan Stevens

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Visions of Gideon - Sufjan Stevens

Stevens embodies all my feelings in a soft romantic whispered phrase.  

I’m a huge fan of singer-songwriters. And to see Stevens nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song was amazing, to say the least. Call Me by Your Name is one of my top films of 2017.

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Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Iron & Wine

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Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Iron & Wine

I can't listen to this song without wanting to cry. It has been my favorite since I was 11 years old and here I am still crying over it at 21. Everything about this song is perfect. Play this at my wedding at my funeral and while watching the stars and the moon

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Looks Like Rain - Passion Pit

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Looks Like Rain - Passion Pit

This song is definitely a little more upbeat that the others on this playlist, but this song has quickly become one of my all time favorites. Maybe it's the hook

"then you lifted your hands and PRAYED"!

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Where'd All the Time Go? - Dr. Dog

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Where'd All the Time Go? - Dr. Dog

Similarly to Tom Rosenthal's song It's Ok, Where'd All the Time Go? it provides the listener with a euphoric sad feeling, while still remaining upbeat. The song can be interpreted on so many levels, from the listening experience, to the lyrics or the intended meaning from the musicians.

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It's Ok - Tom Rosenthal

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It's Ok - Tom Rosenthal

Tom Rosenthal, an English singer-songwriter in control of his success, due to his sense of direction and determination knows how to write a song that pulls on every single one of my heart strings, enjoy.

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Coffee & Cigarettes - Vic Mensa

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Coffee & Cigarettes - Vic Mensa

Jean-Jacques Rousseau describes our humanity as a “collective, social existence”, therefore we get to know each other through the “expression of passions and feeling”. He states that “music is not simply a mirror held up to reality or to the soul” it doesn’t “directly imitate the emotion, but makes it present” (Rousseau). 

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Lovely - Sonder

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Lovely - Sonder

I was struggling a lot figuring out which song I wanted to follow up ‘My God Has a Telephone’ because I didn’t want to drastically change the mood. On the other hand I have been looking for an opportunity to include Sonder or Brett Faiyaz on this playlist because they became such a integral part of my music life. Their song Too Fast was featured on the promo for season 2 of Atlanta, which spiked their listeners on all platforms.

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England - The National

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England - The National

It’s been a year since I embarked on a journey that tested all my limits and made me question everything. Not matter how hard I try not to be dim and gloom all the time, I can’t help that I find sadness beautiful. I think it’s the vulnerability. I think I just long to see people for who they truly are because I’m tired of making connections with shells of people...

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Blood Under My Belt - The Drums

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Blood Under My Belt - The Drums

The Drums have been active since 2008, and currently there is only one founding member still in the band. The initial members formed after meeting at bible camp when they were pre-teens. They went on to support artists like Bombay Bicycle Club, Florence and the Machine...

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Dreamers (feat. Phoebe Lou) - Hopium

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Dreamers (feat. Phoebe Lou) - Hopium

I had a lot of time to think of the holidays. My phone broke and I saw it as a perfect opportunity to take a social media break. I had always thought to myself that it was something I could never do because I was so addicted to everyone else’s social life. But in the end it wasn’t hard at all...

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anemone - slenderbodies

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anemone - slenderbodies

This track took me a little to like, but now I can't enough of it. At first I was intrigued by the breezy unique voice, but now I couldn't imagine the song any different way. It talks about liking it better underwater and the whole vibe of the song does sound underwater inspired...

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Gettin' Old - 6LACK

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Gettin' Old - 6LACK

Finals week is upon me and my notorious procrastination ways have caught up with me. I also realized over the last couple of days that this playlist is more about the feelings it conveys, than a style that each song has to match.

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Crowded Places - Banks

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Crowded Places - Banks

The last couple weeks my mood has definitely been all over the place. As you can see in my choices in tracks. I keep hoping the next week will be better, but I just have to keep moving forward.  

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This is The Last Time - The National

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This is The Last Time - The National

I wanted to bring back the Local Natives, Kasier Chiefs I started off towards the beginning of the playlist. I have learned with my friends that The National is either a hit or a miss. I just love the sadness in Matt Berninger’s voice, no matter how upbeat or loud the song is, you can always hear the sadness.

 

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