Music to Soothe the Soul

If I’m being completely honest, I’m feeling uninspired (and busy) this week and I couldn’t think of any topic to fully invest in. And since I don’t like half-assing things that other people are going to be participants of, instead of writing something I was uninspired by, I chose to create a very well thought out playlist of songs to soothe the soul.

That “well thought out” part isn’t sarcastic in any way. Music is very much a way for me to take a breather, calm down, and re-evaluate things. I also love finding artists I haven’t heard before and sharing them with people (even if I want to hold on to some of them for myself).

So if you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed, hopeful or joyful, or really anywhere in between, then here you go. This is a mix of many of my long-time favorites, a few new discoveries, and a dash of Ed Sheeran and Macklemore thrown in because sometimes you just can’t help but love a song even after it’s played on the radio a million times. I threw in audio/video of just a few of my favorites from this list, but please do yourself a favor and listen to them all! If you want, you can go to Spotify and listen to it here.

I realize this is a long playlist, but listen. I cut it way down from what I first had, so this is a reasonable length. Give it a listen, check out more of these artists’ music, let me know what you think, and always feel free to share your music recommendations with me!

With love,

Sarah’s Favorites (abridged)

  1. How Low – Jose Gonzalez
  2. Olalla – Blanco White
  3. Bones – Dustin Tebbutt
  4. Bloom – The Paper Kites
  5. Köln – Corey Kilgannon
  6. Bread and Wine – Josh Garrels
  7. Stoic – Penny and Sparrow
  8. Hummingbird – Johnnyswim
  9. She Lit a Fire – Lord Huron
  10. Dear Wormwood – The Oh Hellos
  11. The Woods – Hollow Coves
  12. The Breach – Dustin Tebbutt
  13. The Wolves – Ben Howard
  14. Rescue You – Johnnyswim
  15. Featherstone – The Paper Kites
  16. Heartbeats – Jose Gonzalez
  17. Sister – Andrew Belle
  18. Soft Gentle Brilliant (Acoustic Version) – Corey Kilgannon (feat. Bailey & Becca VanDerbeck)
  19. Wolves are Waiting – Dustin Tebbutt
  20. Perfect (Duet) – Ed Sheeran & Beyoncé – If you’re like my sister and don’t like this duet version, please explain yourself.
  21. Rivertown – Penny and Sparrow
  22. Gamble for a Rose – King Charles
  23. Monsters Calling Home – Run River North
  24. Finery – Penny and Sparrow
  25. Glorious – Macklemore (feat. Skylar Grey)
  26. Long Way Home From Here – Matthew Perryman Jones
  27. White Owl – Josh Garrels
  28. Come Thou Fount – Penny and Sparrow
  29. Salome & Saint Procula – Penny and Sparrow
  30. Promise – Ben Howard
  31. Postcard from Rome – Corey Kilgannon
  32. First Try – Johnnyswim
  33. Time to Run – Lord Huron
  34. Bourbon – Penny and Sparrow
  35. There’s a Lot of Us in Here – Penny and Sparrow – this music video is everything.

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