“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
There’s nothing better than listening to music that warms your soul. Plato got it.
As winter starts to turn to spring (FINALLY), here are a few tunes that can change up your playlists and get you ready for the excitement that is warmer weather. Godspeed!
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – 40 Day Dream
This song was released in 2009 and is one of my favorite songs to put on in the morning while I get ready for the day. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros has a revolving band lineup of up to 12 people- so when you listen to this track, know that a bunch of people came together to hang out and make awesome music. There isn’t anything better than that.
I been sleepin for 40 days and
I know Im sleeping cuz this dream’s too amazing
*The song starts around the 1:05 mark*
Fitz And The Tantrums – The Walker
This is a “wake up, dust off yesterday’s troubles and get going” song! And we all need one of those. If this song isn’t enough to get you up and going, I’m not sure what song will! The video also gives a different dimension to the song, depicted by a man who breaks from the waiting line and begins to “walk to the sound of his own drum.” Amazing.
Can’t keep up with my rhythm
Though they keep trying.
Too quick for the lines they throw.
I walk to the sound of my own drum
Tin Sparrow – Eileen
I somehow stumbled upon Tin Sparrow’s “Eileen” on iTunes, and I don’t know how I could ever go back to not knowing this song exists.
These old streets don’t feel the same
Because on long rides home, I no longer see your face
Did you know just what you meant to me?
I wish I could share my stories with you, Eileen
Radical Face – Welcome Home
A slower tempo than the rest of the songs, “Welcome Home” has easily become one of my go-to songs for when I’m feeling down. The song is peaceful and emotional.
Fun fact by Pitchfork: “Floridian Ben Cooper is the one-man-band recording as Radical Face. He’s also half of the Morr duo Electric President, a project focused on muted indie pop in the Postal Service vein that has come to define the label.”
Ships are launching from my chest
Some have names but most do not
If you find one, please let me know what piece I’ve lost
The Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done
Ah, The Killers. Need I say more?
Another head aches, another heart breaks
I am so much older than I can take
And my affection, well it comes and goes
I need direction to perfection
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