To say my music taste is vast, is an understatement. From Charli XCX to Stevie Nicks, I find a part of myself in each music genre. This playlist represents my openness to all kinds of music and the songs I have been feeling the most connected too lately. Some may consider this playlist to be overwhelming, mixing too many different artists together. I think each song coexists together in some alternate universe, helping me cope with “the feels.”
The playlist kicks off with “Silver Cross,” by Charli XCX, from her new album “Charli.” The song gives me synth-pop, electronic realness, with words coming straight from the heart. It’s something you can dance too, but still contains relatable lyrics about relationships and love.
“Summer Girl” by HAIM has been on heavy rotation lately, making me reminisce about carefree summer days, without the stress of college. It’s simple and free-spirited, immediately putting me at ease from anxieties and the pressures of being back at school. I feel like I am sitting at the beach, listening to the waves crash again.
Being an avid Stevie Nicks fan, I had to include a song from the queen herself. “Stop Draggin My Heart Around”, featuring Tom Petty, has to be one of my favorite songs of all time. I am a huge fan of 70’s/ 80’s music, the songs take me back to jam sessions with my dad. My dad gave me my love of Rock and Roll and ever since, I have been obsessed with Stevie Nicks. Something about her voice always brings me pure bliss, her passion and raw emotion tugs at my heartstrings. I idolize her, I aspire to be as creative and extraordinary as her in my daily life.
Still falling into that 70s genre I adore, “Night Moves” by Bob Seger always makes me think of my dad. Everytime I come up to Kent to move-in for the semester, my dad rides along with me in the car. We play music for the four hour drive, scream singing our favorite songs and putting the aux on full blast. My dad loves blues-rock legend Bob Seger , “Night Moves” is one of our favorite songs to sing together. Whenever I feel down, this song never fails to cheer me up, knowing my dad is always right by my side.
Ranked very high on my music obsession list is country artist Kacey Musgraves. I saw her open for Harry Styles two years ago and fell in love with her smooth ass voice and amazing songwriting. I just saw her solo tour live two weeks ago and it was everything I imagined and more. Her songs speak to everyday people and tell stories that everyone can relate too. Her most recent album, “Golden Hour,” won multiple Grammys last year, including the Grammy for Album of the Year. Kacey is redefining country music, it’s not just about trucks and drinking beer. “Oh, What a World” has been on my most played list recently, helping me deal with life’s questions I cannot answer. If icon Kacey Musgraves cannot figure out life’s meaning, I feel better knowing I can’t either.