Who is it that actually saves you?
Oh sure, the caped God can rescue you, but if I'm not much mistaken - the act of being saved starts from within.
What I love about hijacking Matt's playlist is that he's set it up so brilliantly - Music that highlights the traits and behaviors we can adopt in order to become our own personal Superheroes and save ourselves - it's genius:
- Here's a Jordy Dazz track to emphasize the need for stamina (very important!)
- Ever made a mistake? This Flume track let's you know it's ok ;-)
- Struggling with the "grind" we all have to go through? Here's Beyoncé's Haunted to help you.
- And my personal favorite - Nicky Romero reminds us of the perils along the way.
And I'm laughing now - 'cos by far the majority of the tracks on this list are up beat and energetic and exactly what you need to power your success - but - as Matt makes clear in his writing - life isn't always up and to the right. The people who tell you you have to be perfect - fuck them. The people that tell you it has to be hard - all the time - that life is a continual struggle - fuck them too!
Life is amazing and you have the power to make it so - here's how this song can help...
I actually grin when I listen to this track. I do. It puts this ridiculous looking rictus that stretches from ear to ear and I don't care 'cos I'm happy - stupidly uncaringly just, happy. There's a couple of reasons for this:
First - well the music's just bloody brilliant! From the ballsy, guitar driven, cymbal splashy opening - you know something good's coming. And it's cool - if you dig guitars, killer vocals and harmonies and if you're a fan of the whole break it down and build it up to some crazy ass crescendo and drop into the groove... well - I'm guessing if you're a fan of Matt's list - you'll dig this too.
Second - I've been hanging on to this track for a year now - waiting for the perfect place to bring it out - and here we are. This track is the very essence of the Music to Save The World playlist.
This track quite literally says that - no matter how much shit life throws at you - even if you're literally standing under the shit waterfall - there's something that can save you...
It might not be this one, it might not be anything we've heard yet, but the promise here is that somewhere - out there - there's a song that can save your life.
You can learn more about this remarkable band from the links below:
Overcome Your Own Obstacles: Himalaya by Ellipsis
The Music to Save The World playlist is sponsored this month by Himalaya from Ellipsis.
The journey begins; fresh Chillstep from Ellipsis to help you conquer your own mountain. Stream it now:
You can learn more about The Wild Reeds here:
About the curator - Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the dark forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top. They would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
Although I've always played, I haven't always been a musician. Most of my twenties were spent working with people, buying and selling and learning how the world works. It was in my thirties that I came to America and focused on music and began to develop music2work2.