Here we are. Four months into quarantine and so much has happened. We’ve been witness to one of the biggest civil rights movements to date. We have seen celebrity breakups and tragic paparazzi photos (Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello…I’m looking at you.) But, we have also learned a lot about each other. Through the power of social media, especially Tik Tok, it’s as if we are going through this pandemic as a community consisting of Gen Z and millennials.
Music has definitely been an outlet for most people these days. With the rise of Tik Tok, lots of undiscovered artists are being…well, discovered. With summer in full swing, I took it upon myself to share some music I’ve enjoyed since March. When it comes to making a playlist, I find myself trying to justify each song and why they belong there. This time, I’ll group a few songs together to save you some time. You’re welcome.
Songs I’ve Stolen From Tik Tok
Frank Ocean is finally getting the recognition he deserves. I urge you to check out all of his music if you haven’t already. Now, let me blow your mind. When I found out that Djo was actually a stage name for Joe Keery, I basically ran to Apple Music to listen and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. — tighten this up (shorten) if you can
Chateau (Feel Alright) -Djo
Peach Trees -Ax and the Hatchetman
In My Room -Frank Ocean
Lost- Frank Ocean
Songs To Get You Moving During Quarantine
Quarantine has forced most of us to slow down and, as a result, sit down. I’ve seen so many tips and routines on social media for working out– but a killer workout playlist is an obvious must. Here are a few of my favorite songs to workout to while contemplating what type of bread I’ll bake later:
E.T. -Katy Perry ft. Kanye West
Savage Remix -Megan Thee Stallion ft Beyonce
After Party -Don Toliver
Tokyo Drifting -Glass Animals & Denzel Curry
Songs From Some of My Favorite Black Artists
Sober -Childish Gambino (one of my favorite beat drops literally ever)
Anything from Kid Cudi!
Blinding My Vision -K. Roosevelt
Time Machine -Willow Smith
American Boyfriend -Kevin Abstract
Shea Butter Baby -Ari Lennox & J. Cole
Ex -Kiana Ledé
Songs For The Vibes
I firmly believe everyone needs a vibe playlist. Yeah, you can call me basic but when you think about it, every person’s vibe playlist is different. So here’s my challenge for you: start making your vibe playlist that fits your unique taste and personality. Once quarantine is over and we are able to see our friends, share your playlist with them. It’s a fun way to discover new music and get to know your friends a little better.
suburban wonderland -BETWEEN FRIENDS
All of their music is top notch. No skips.
A Kiss -The Driver Era
Fun fact: Ross Lynch is half of the duo that is The Driver Era. I’ll let that sink in.
Games -Lennon Stella
Her voice was 100% sent from God.
Moral of the Story -Ashe ft Niall Horan
That 1D stan forever part of me will support Niall no matter what but this song? A banger. A sad one, but a banger nonetheless.
Beige -Yoke Lore
Mind Games -Verzache
Your Love (Deja Vu) -Glass Animals
newly released! So good that it’s criminal!
Songs From a Few of My All-Time Favorite Artists
If I had to choose a few artists that I go to when I feel like all odds are against me, Harry Styles and Mac Miller are at the top of the list. These are some songs that remind me there will be better days, best listened to at the highest of volume:
Best Day Ever -Mac Miller
Fine Line -Harry Styles
I’m Full -Wallows
Thanks for sticking with me. Let us know if you take a listen!