Music To Take A Break To
Drop everything and take a breather, with Andie
featuring artists like
Mura Masa • The Killers • Wilco • Neil Young • The Kooks • May Erlewine
After a really long day, it’s nice to just sit back and listen to some good music. And I’m pretty sure you know the feeling I’m talking about. Music is such a good breather at the end of the day, or what’s more in the middle of the day when you just feel overwhelmed. It guides you in taking a step back and to just simply…enjoy the little things. And I don’t know about you, but even just listening to a single three-minute track can count as my break for the day.
The tracks in this playlist are meant to ease your mind. The voices are slow, the instruments are mellow, and the lyrics are something that I’m sure we can all relate to in some way. It’s also the perfect balance of slow, tranquil, and light. Now, it’s really beautiful when you come to think about it. Music has that certain effect to completely change your mood or state into something so utterly calm. And at times, you’ll catch yourself not worrying about a single thing because you’re just so immersed with all the melodies and lyrics– the best feeling, hands down.
So c’mon, take a breather with me and these mind-calming tracks.
28 October 2021
Harvest Moon by Neil Young had to be in this playlist; for obvious reasons. Just the soothing, comfort of this five-minute track never fails to make me swoon. Give it a listen and know a little more about it here!
24 October 2021
Brittany. Howard. That’s all you need to know. Such power, yet mixed in with soulful control in her voice. You’ve got to stop what you’re doing and give this track a listen.
21 October 2021
A unique, sentimental love track that’ll give off some light 60’s tones. Like the title, it’s about watching the days go by, but with the one you care about the most. Give it a listen here!
19 October 2021
A two-minute song and my emphasis here would be the lyrics yet again. This slow and starry-sound track has both dreamy vocals and warm lyrics. A beautiful listen.
16 October 2021
This early 70’s dream-filled, rock track will make you reminisce on the moments you’ll never forget. Believe me, all you need to do is press play.
14 October 2021
One of the most soulful and beautiful covers of this song. The vocal harmony that this band is breathtaking. It’s as if they added a new layer of meaning to this track. Really, listen for yourself.
11 October 2021
My best track from The Killers’ latest album. It’s about life and true the experiences that come with it. Pure lyrics, yet so relatable. Go and press play.
9 October 2021
The perfect track for when you want to take a step back. This will give you a feeling of sitting on the grass and watching time go by, well, for four minutes and twenty-eight seconds at least (but a really serene one at that!).
7 October 2021
A truly emotional track. The way Phum Viphurit holds his notes and prolongs each lyric will absolutely…Make. You. Feel. I always go into deep thought while listening to his songs because the lyrics are like smooth poetry. Even just saying it out loud means a lot.
6 October 2021
This Mura Masa track is something that’s great to listen to on loop. The repetitive chorus, with the slow beats and strings will definitely hit you in a particular way– a pretty good feeling. So really, try it out for yourself.
4 October 2021
The warmth of this song is what you’ll feel the most. Songs that make us remember what we’ve been through and how we grew from those experiences are really so, so powerful. You’ll definitely feel this while listening to this track. So get ready for a journey, and press play.
2 October 2021
Vocals and a Guitar. It’s the simplicity in this track that makes it so sentimental. Listen to the lyrics and you’ll see the passion of how love is defined; and how love through the melodies will keep you at ease.
1 October 2021
The first time I heard this track, it literally put me in a state of calmness. It was as if I had nothing to worry about and I was just lost in the song. Listen for yourself and you’ll understand what I‘m talking about.
Andie’s friends would always say she loves music, but that’s an understatement. No, Andie’s addicted to music. She has music playing in the background everywhere she goes or with whatever she’s doing. It’s funny because if you ask her what her favourite song or genre is, you’d never get a straight answer. She’d always start it with, “Well for today it’s…” Because it really does change every single day. Her taste in music is so diverse she could be listening to hip-hop in the morning and classic 80s music at night.
And here’s something about her, one thing she particularly looks at with music is the lyrics too. Every time she hears a new song, she puts the lyrics on the side to make sure she can follow through and get the meaning behind it. You see, Andie absolutely enjoys writing. Sometimes poems, other times music reviews, or even her own lyrics. To her, writing is the ultimate form of expression. It’s something that challenges her, but it’s what makes her mind function the most.
Andie grew up with music for as long as she could remember. From her mother playing Billy Joel or U2 for her when she was in the womb, all the way to her joining singing groups and performing in milk tea shops with her guitar when she was younger. She couldn’t stop talking about music. If there was a new song release or a new up-and-coming artist, you already know that Andie would want to have a conversation about it - and get ready because she likes talking...a lot!
It’s impossible to run out of things to say or talk about when you’re with her. What’s more, if it’s about music...you’ve come to the right person. And every single time you talk to her, she has a song to recommend you for any mood you may be feeling at that moment. She’ll immediately just blurt out a song and artist and you’ve got something new to listen to.
For Andie - her passion for music is what keeps her going with the flow in her life. It’s what keeps her sane and back on track. She honestly wouldn’t know what to do without music in her life.