“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” – Plato
Confession time – on a daily basis, I can be found leaping and dancing and spinning around my room; bedroom door closed, Spotify on, nobody else around to witness the things that happen when music fills my space. There really is something about music. The Word Web dictionary definition of music is ‘An artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner’.
It’s communication – music is the thing that connects to the soul, and fills the space around us with the things that we can’t communicate with words. It’s the thing that fills in the gap as our joy when we need to be joyful, as our hope when we need to deal with the pain, and as some empty space when there just needs to be another presence in the room.
And over time, I have developed a cracking Spotify playlist – I’m here to share some of the love. The tracks below are some of my favorite “everything is going to be OK” tracks: those songs that you just need in your ears when you’re in your car or in your room by yourself; charm and gaity to life and to everything.
Here we go:
Comeback Kid: The Band Perry.
Where Do You Go: Flor
Perfectly: Philippa Hanna
Overcomer: Lucy Grimble
Life is Rosy: Jess Penner
Stand by You: Rachel Platten
Count on Me: Mat Kearney
Born to be Brave: Pyramid Park
Shut Up and Dance: WALK THE MOON
Looking Up: SafetySuit
Pencil Full of Lead: Paolo Nutini
There She Goes: The Las
Mr Blue Sky: Electric Light Orchestra
Castle on the Hill: Ed Sheeren
We are Brave: Shawn McDonald
Keeping Your Head Up: Birdy
Hey Soul Sister: Train
Sparrows: Jason Gray
Dream Life, Life: Colbie Caillat
Wonderful: Janet Devlin
You’re Not Alone: Owl City
Brand New: Ben Rector
Do Life Big: Jamie Grace
Living in the Moment: Jason Mraz
Little Talks: Of Monsters and Men
Little Me: Little Mix
You Always Make Me Smile: Kyle Andrews
She Don’t Give Up: Cameron Bedell