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!
Sarah’s Favorites (abridged)
- How Low – Jose Gonzalez
- Olalla – Blanco White
- Bones – Dustin Tebbutt
- Bloom – The Paper Kites
- Köln – Corey Kilgannon
- Bread and Wine – Josh Garrels
- Stoic – Penny and Sparrow
- Hummingbird – Johnnyswim
- She Lit a Fire – Lord Huron
- Dear Wormwood – The Oh Hellos
- The Woods – Hollow Coves
- The Breach – Dustin Tebbutt
- The Wolves – Ben Howard
- Rescue You – Johnnyswim
- Featherstone – The Paper Kites
- Heartbeats – Jose Gonzalez
- Sister – Andrew Belle
- Soft Gentle Brilliant (Acoustic Version) – Corey Kilgannon (feat. Bailey & Becca VanDerbeck)
- Wolves are Waiting – Dustin Tebbutt
- Perfect (Duet) – Ed Sheeran & Beyoncé – If you’re like my sister and don’t like this duet version, please explain yourself.
- Rivertown – Penny and Sparrow
- Gamble for a Rose – King Charles
- Monsters Calling Home – Run River North
- Finery – Penny and Sparrow
- Glorious – Macklemore (feat. Skylar Grey)
- Long Way Home From Here – Matthew Perryman Jones
- White Owl – Josh Garrels
- Come Thou Fount – Penny and Sparrow
- Salome & Saint Procula – Penny and Sparrow
- Promise – Ben Howard
- Postcard from Rome – Corey Kilgannon
- First Try – Johnnyswim
- Time to Run – Lord Huron
- Bourbon – Penny and Sparrow
- There’s a Lot of Us in Here – Penny and Sparrow – this music video is everything.