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. I've always been a big fan of Chance because I truly think he's an artist who rises up to the challenge of creating music that is true to who he is, his ideas, his lifestyle and his convictions.
Work Out belongs in this playlist because thematically, it's a song that recognizes how we're all trying to be the best version we can be of ourselves. Part of that comes with recognizing how much you've grown and matured in the midst of adversity rather than focusing solely on how much you feel you still need to overcome.
The beauty of this song lies in Chance paying homage to the people in his life and the opportunities he's been given to help him be the person he is today while also being real with how difficult it was to get to a point where he can say confidently that everything in the end is going to work out.
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About The Curator - Jordan Yutan
Jordan finds joy in simple things like brunch, naps on the grass, and long car rides with the music on high. Her version of fun consists of dance parties, movie marathons and – of course – karaoke. Music has been such a key part in shaping her spirituality. She believes the first time she felt God reaching out to her was through a song and that still happens time and time again. She sees music as a vessel to vulnerability and will gladly invite anyone to listen, but especially wants to hear the songs in their own hearts. She dreams of visiting cafés all across the world, and meeting all kinds of people over a cup of coffee. But for now, she’s making the most out of college, soaking up the sun in her beautiful campus of UC Santa Barbara.