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Drop everything and take a breather, with Andie
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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.
23 January 2022
The mellow tone, soft and melting drop, and the meaning. It’s just an overall mind-calming track.
20 January 2022
What a unique concept of a track. 15 minutes of 4 whole tracks. All fitting perfectly in this playlist because it just…makes you sink; in a good feeling type of way.
12 January 2022
Of course I had to add a Khruangbin track. And this one is my ultimate favorite. The percussion, instruments, and vocals– it’s a track that has to be in the soundtrack of my life.
6 January 2022
Lake Street Dive is the best mix of pop, rock, jazz, and R&B. One of the soulful tracks on their album that I just had to add.
2 January 2022
29 December 2021
Melting and dreamy sounds, but the lyrics are all about that type of love we’ve experienced once or twice in our life…
26 December 2021
An emotional song, but it’s just so smooth that you’ll catch yourself singing with it. And another thing that’ll get you hooked? The guitar.
22 December 2021
It’s all about those gentle symphonies and Erin Rae’s voice that just soothes your soul, making you feel so warm.
19 December 2021
The connection within this song is something else. The lyrics tell a story, and you’ll seem to get so hooked on it.
17 December 2021
The Sondre Lerche track we didn’t know we need to hear. It’s too beautiful to describe, you should really just give it a listen.
12 December 2021
A French track, but it’s as if you can understand the meaning by a single listen. It’s a beautiful and gentle story about love.
6 December 2021
Early in the morning? You always need a track to set the mood. The Millenniums perfect that 5 a.m. setting…
1 December 2021
A mesmerizing, sincere cover. The perfect scenery-type of song. Its slow melody packs so much emotion in each lyric.
28 November 2021
This track is a story about life and death. It makes you reflect in a calm-and-subtle-tone type of way. Listen and get its meaning here.
20 November 2021
Feelings, echoes, and soothing vocals. This track will immediately get you. See the way it perfectly expresses emotion. Find out more here!
18 November 2021
This track makes you feel through its lyrical repetition. The vocal tone of the singer will bring you to this dreamgaze journey. Plus it makes you think, “What are Cigarette Skies?”
14 November 2021
A track with layers of meaning. It’s amazing how music and lyrics can take on so many forms– about us and the world we live in. What does this track remind you of?
11 November 2021
This track makes me think about what feeling and the truth really means. How does it make you feel? Click here to see how I interpret it and share with me how you would.
9 November 2021
This track by Drugdealer eases my mind the moment I click play. It’s truly a unique piece that just has to be heard.
7 November 2021
An ambient, dream-filled track that’ll sooth your soul. The variety of sounds that pop up while listening will get you hooked.
4 November 2021
The Beach Boys brought me to a whole new place with this track. It’s so fun, but still calming and the harmonies are something else. Give it a listen and resonate with my description here!
1 November 2021
Taking a break, thinking about all the people you’ve met along the way. This song makes me reflect on life, but in the best way possible. Gotta give it a listen.
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 constantly thinks of music as an escape to a whole other place. It also brings out this different side of her that only music can. Like, you ever have a bad day, but when you listen to this particular song or shuffle this certain playlist, everything seems better? Yeah, that's pretty much how it makes her feel too. And for her, music has to be playing everywhere– as in everywhere. It's like she has a soundtrack for anything. She can't stop writing or talking about it. It's something she can talk about with you for hours and hours. Music helps her get lost but in the best way possible.
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