How are you doing? How are you feeling?
2020 has been a rough year as everyday seems uncertain and chaotic. As many around the world have been living mostly in their houses and apartments due to stay at home orders, life could feel a bit depressing and confusing as we don’t know what will happen tomorrow. Things change daily, even the things that surround our lives!
But don’t lose hope! The end of the tunnel is coming soon, hold on!
I created a playlist that features twenty-five songs of different decades and genres. There is a variety of tunes in different languages and from different countries. Some are songs that you heard before and some are brand new. But, each song have a common thing of bring hope to the listeners and uplift everyone as we weather the storm.
Check out the playlist here:
What to Listen For!
Here are five songs that are featured in the playlist that you should check out!
“Need You” by Emanuel
After releasing his debut single, “Need You”, last week, emerging Canadian R&B artist Emanuel suddenly found himself in global headlines. Only hours after its release, Golden Globe-winning actor, musician, and producer Idris Elba OBE started the collaborative social media campaign #NeedYou2020. In his Instagram post, Elba encouraged people to submit photos or videos for an “inspirational collage” he was creating to Emanuel’s brand-new single that would document how the world was coping with self-isolation.
Make sure to check out Emanuel on these sites:
“All of Us” by Sauce
“All Of Us” is about coming together in desperate times when everything seems to be falling down around you. It’s all about escapism, both lyrically and in its music video, which is an animated blockbuster that depicts the band being sent on a wild ride to the moon in a rock(et) powered car, and is exactly the kind of escapism we all need right now. We’re sure you’d agree that our lead singer’s vocals are absolutely out of this world too.”
Make sure to check out Sauce on these sites:
“Make Me Strong” by Barking Poets
“It’s just gonna make me strong”. That’s the catchy line Barking Poets belt out on their oncoming single. It was written long before the Coronavirus pandemic but it happens to come out just in time to cheer us up when most needed.
The song was inspired by British Proto-Punk anthems of the 1960’s such as “My Generation” by The Who and “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks but it also connects with the Garage-Rock and Punk-Rock sounds of The Ramones, The Clash and Green Day.
Make sure to check out Barking Poets on these sites:
“Happy Mess” by Sean Edwards
This song is about finding positivity in the tough times and understanding that although you may be stressed or looking for meaning, you are still allowed to be happy. Sean is a 23-year-old one-man-band based out of a living room in London, quietly writing away and moulding his sound. He has been compared to the likes of King Krule, Jeff Buckley, and Bloc Party.
Make sure to check out Sean Edwards on these sites:
“Courage (Leave It Behind)” by Talk in Code
Swindon based anthemic indie pop darlings Talk In Code released their new single “Courage (Live it Behind)” to encourage use during these times. The single has been described as ‘the perfect backdrop for these times’.
Make sure to check out Talk in Code on these sites:
Let Me Know!
What is your favorite song on the playlist? What is your song for hope during these times? Let me know in the comments below!