Are you floating yet? – featuring artists like Jimmy Whoo • Ryuichi Sakamoto • Air • Vangelis • Daft Punk • Lucien & The Kimono Orchestra • Jeff Beck • Brian Eno
A mesmerizing, sincere cover. The perfect scenery-type of song. Its slow melody packs so much emotion in each lyric.
A rollercoaster ride of emotions – featuring artists like Christian Leave • Damien Rice • Bruno Major • Grizfolk • Vance Joy • Benny Sings • Omar Apollo • Yoke Lore
When you’re feeling all kinds of love– but you’re in the ‘90s – featuring artists like New Order • Howard Jones • The Colourfield • The Waterboys • Boston • Fra Lippo Lippi • kalapana • Charlie Dore
Feelings, echoes, and soothing vocals. This track will immediately get you. See the way it perfectly expresses emotion. Find out more here!
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?”
It’s hard to find the right words for expressing how you feel, but these tracks say it all. – featuring artists like Ms. Ñauryn Hill • Stevie Wonder • Donny Hathaway • Amy Winehouse • Erykah Badu • Alabama Shakes • The Carters • Lianne Las Havas
This track by Drugdealer eases my mind the moment I click play. It’s truly a unique piece that just has to be heard.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!).
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.
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.
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.
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.
a break from reality to get lost in a dream – featuring artists like Cage The Elephant • Szymon • Devices • Nick Drake • Drugdealer • Club Kuru • Andrew Jackman • Sleeping Jesus
What I am listening now – featuring artists like John Coltrane • Paulo Bellinati • Raul de Souza • Gal Costa • Maria Bethania • Elis Regina • Vanessa Moreno • Paulo Moura
Organic unexpected vibes from all over the world – featuring artists like Baden Powell • Monica Salmaso • Alain Péters • Fela Kuti • Anna Paes • Hamilton de Holanda • Luiz Bonfá • Quarteto Novo
Hate Country music? Of course you do. You’ve come to the right place – featuring artists like Paul Cauthen • Lyle Lovett • Willie Nelson • Sturgill Simpson • Hank Williams Jr. • Johnny Cash • Jesse Dayton • Merle Haggard
Songs that exude energy and emotion! – featuring artists like The Beatles • The B-52s • ABBA • The Jungle Giants • The Cleaners From Venus • David Bowie • Arcade Fire • Chuck Berry
Enjoy new sounds you may or may not have heard before! – featuring artists like CAN • K.C. Accidental • Fly Pan Am • Boards of Canada • Woody Guthrie • Robbie Basho • Arthur Russell • Air
The best guitar songs, for special occasions and good moments, enjoy! (: – featuring artists like: Baden Powell • Gabriella Quevedo • Augustin Amigó • Francisco Tárrega • Yamandú Costa • Dead Combo • Paco de Lucia • Alexandre Curuma
When you listen to music like this one you also remember what it is to be connected to nature, you remember part of the sound of nature in that organic sound, the wood just resonating to the sound of strings being touched, you remember the essential and feel ready to transport yourself again to the best parts of life.
There’s always a special feeling when I listen to Manoel Tosto’s music, it speaks to me about how life could be, I feel like I could really use some more of that kind of energy in my life.
God I love the story tellers.
The lyricists who construct a reality you can step into, to experience it as if you were there – as if you knew the characters – who do it so seamlessly that – even if it is by proxy – you get to feel the emotions for real.
That’s the point of this list – it’s designed to make you feel – to connect with the emotions that we’re oh so good at keeping hidden, buried under guilt and social conditioning. Because when we don’t deal with those emotions – well – that’s when the bad shit happens…
Sometimes all you need is the repetition.
I’ve written about this several times on the playlist – about the psychology of music – about expectation and dopamine and audio hacking and all those things that make music an effective tool for getting shit done, particularly in the creative writing space…
I’ve composed this one keeping in mind an idea of consolation after loss, just follow its flow and let it take care of you 🙂
This song tells a short story that I can always get lost in. The chorus is fun, catchy and favorable to create to.