editor’s playlist: raygene english


art by: drew kazdin

While putting together my playlist, I  wanted to share the different songs I would play on repeat when I was younger to the adult that I am now.

Every time “Un-thinkable” by Alicia Keys, “We Belong Together” by Mariah Carey, “Yeah!” by Usher or “Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado, pops up on my playlist it draws me right back into my early childhood.

All of these songs have played a role in my life and lifted me up in some way or went with whatever mood I was in. I would dance to these songs and sometimes I would imagine I was in a music video for these songs because, why not? I hope these songs can do for you what they did for me and put you in a smiling or dancing type of mood.


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