You won’t have much time this week, so here’s a song rec to lift your spirits! Try “Half Love” by Red Hearse: It’s upbeat and energetic, and full of passion––just like you!!
If you want good music to help you hunker down and study, try classical composer Chopin’s “Ballade in G Minor” for piano. It’s a beautiful piece, and long enough to do a small assignment to!
Maisie Peters is an underrated legend, and plus, she’s an absolute Gemini icon. “April Showers” is a bop for the centuries, so stream that and then everything else she’s ever written.
Isolation has you more down than you might have expected. Lift your spirits with Dolly Parton’s cover of “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright.” Country might not be for you, but Dolly is for everyone.
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself going back to middle school music in these uncertain times. Can we talk about how good “Break Your Heart” by Taio Cruz is? Because it’s really, really good.
A lack of structure has you in your feelings, so maybe it’s time to settle into those sad boy hours with Mitski’s “First Love/Late Spring.” Beautiful, poetic and oh-so-emotional. Embrace it!
You’re a lot more romantic than people give you credit for, almost—though I resent the term—hopelessly so. For a taste of the love you yearn for, listen to Maggie Rogers’ “Love You for a Long Time.”
There’s nothing moodier than a good old Vampire Weekend ballad, and nothing beats “Hannah Hunt.” Something about dreamy reverb and ambiguous lyrics just does something to the brain!
Upbeat bops will help you pass the time, and nobody writes an upbeat bop like Kim Petras. Listen to “Heart to Break,” but only if you want to ascend onto a higher plane of existence.
For a song as beloved as you are, and something that’s quick and to the point at cheering you up, try a classic: “Mamma Mia” by ABBA. It’s tried and true, and eternally danceable.
It’s okay to not be okay! If you want a good cry, turn to the queen of emotion herself, and put “Ribs” by Lorde on full blast. If only we were all reeling through the midnight streets.
I wish more people talked about Sara Bareilles. If you’re looking for something other than her more popular singles, try “Cassiopeia.” I have nothing to say about this other than that it is PERFECT.