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Connection - OneRepublic

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Connection - OneRepublic

“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…

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Criminals – Paul de Leon

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Criminals – Paul de Leon

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…

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Changes - Langhorne Slim & The Law

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Changes - Langhorne Slim & The Law

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."…

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Work Out - Chance the Rapper

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Work Out - Chance the Rapper

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…

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Old Pine - Ben Howard

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Old Pine - Ben Howard

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…

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Plans – Elephante (ft. Brandyn Burnette)

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Plans – Elephante (ft. Brandyn Burnette)

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.

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Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae

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Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae

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…

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One Day At A Time – Sam Smith

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One Day At A Time – Sam Smith

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….

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Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader

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Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader

“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.’”..

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Spirits – The Strumbellas

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Spirits – The Strumbellas

So you’ve officially been warned by me. This week’s track has such a simple melody and a really catchy tune it is stupid easy to get it stuck in your head. Spirits is a song that, in such a playful way, makes light of all our internal struggles (or our “guns and spirits” so to speak)…

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Sing Me Something New – Michael Barrow & the Tourists

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Sing Me Something New – Michael Barrow & the Tourists

Track submissions always get me excited and even a little giddy – this one was no exception. I’m so glad Michael Barrow stumbled on this playlist and submitted one of his band’s songs because this week’s track has been stuck in my head since the first time I heard it…and I’m not sorry about it.  

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Ultralife – Oh Wonder

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Ultralife – Oh Wonder

Rewind about an hour and a half before I’m writing this post. The Majestic Ventura Theater is packed with people all screaming choruses of “Encore!” and “One more song!” This goes on for a minute or two. I turn to my friend Makenna, starting to get worried that they wouldn’t show…

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Awake My Soul – Mumford & Sons

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Awake My Soul – Mumford & Sons

“Where you invest your love, you invest your life.” A lyric so beautiful that when I was 13, I bought a sweater with those words printed on. Did I truly understand the weight of those words? Highly doubt it. Do I now? I’ll probably never. At least not in this lifetime.

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Pretty Shining People – George Ezra

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Pretty Shining People – George Ezra

Two things I really love about this song.

First off, I’m not entirely sure what it is, but there’s something about George Ezra’s voice that calms me down and reminds me everything’s gonna be okay. It’s the way he croons oh so effortlessly, as if he’s basically dancing through life.

Secondly, it probably has a lot to do with how my best friend’s name is Sam, but even if that name wasn’t mentioned in the track it would still remind me of her! Everyone has that one friend in their life they feel they owe a lot to. If you’re lucky like me, then maybe you have a whole community. But for me, it always started with Sam.

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Rose-Colored Boy – Paramore

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Rose-Colored Boy – Paramore

It was around middle school when the inevitable happened – I went through my “angsty” phase. Started changing my wardrobe for much darker colors. Covered half my face with my hair. Claimed Hot Topic as my favorite store. Was super moody with my parents. Yikes. Luckily, it didn’t last very long...

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Weak – AJR

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Weak – AJR

This week’s track is a fun one submitted by Lesley Capul, a fan of the band!

I’d love to share what she had to say about the song because I think she’s really dropped some wisdom here:

“As a person just starting out in their 20's and currently in college at the time of writing this, I'm coming to a point in my life where our choices in life really make an impact on the future. People say that college is a time of exploration, discovery, and self-growth, but in that process, we may stumble and make mistakes. And honestly, that's okay. "Weak" focuses on that. It doesn't just talk about the temptations in life, but an acceptance about giving into them, even when you know you shouldn't. I'd even go as far to say that it embraces that struggle. And I believe everyone's been through (or will go through) that.”

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Wake Up – Chelsea Cutler

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Wake Up – Chelsea Cutler

“Hold fast ‘cause the daylight’s coming/It’ll hit when it dawns on you”

Life is but a breath.

If I could summarize short and sweet what I get most out of this song, it’s that life is but a breath – a wisp of vapor disappearing with the wind. The brevity of life shouldn’t make us want to be caught up in the business, content with the normalcy or crippling with the fear that we’ll mess it all up.

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Youth – The Brocklebank

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Youth – The Brocklebank

Lewis Hawkins, lead guitarist for the band The Brocklebank, submitted this track and I’m really excited for everyone to hear it!

In his own words:

“Our track 'Youth' epitomizes what this playlist is all about. It's the fear and uncertainty of growing up, and doing everything you can to preserve the naivety of being young. The song documents a period where I was feeling lost, stranded in the void between childhood and adulthood...

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Candyman – Zedd, Aloe Blacc

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Candyman – Zedd, Aloe Blacc

If you’ve seen the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, maybe you’ll feel a slight nostalgia hearing this song. Zedd and Aloe Blacc take their own spin on the classic, “The Candy Man Can” in their own version – which I personally think is even more fun and catchy! It tugs at my own heartstrings as well...

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