Songs To Get You Through Quarantine

    Music is something that can cure the soul. It can totally remove you from a current situation and send your mind into a different place. It can also connect you to other people, serving as a way to share a part of yourself and create a conversation that disregards all current problems. As our heads are constantly being filled with unfair news, sometimes we need a mental break. If you are feeling overwhelmed from the new normals of society and need to tune out the world, here are a few song suggestions to help you get through this quarantine period:

   

  1. Cayendo: Frank Ocean 

Thank you Frank for giving us music just as our emotional guards are coming down… but for real Cayendo is a beautiful incorporation of a Spanish and English song that makes you want to cry and smile at the same time. This song shows the pain of heartbreak, something that everyone can relate to right now. Frank always knows what to say and when to say it. 

 

  1. Dear April: Frank Ocean 

The title of this song is up for interpretation as to whether it’s referring to the month or a specific person. Nevertheless, Frank’s two new songs address the reality of this hard time, but also positivity to come. Dear April addresses the fact that this time may be disheartening, but it won’t last forever. 

 

  1. Take It Easy: Surfaces 

The title of this song speaks for itself. Be at ease with the stillness of this period. Although there are many things out of our control right now, hone in on the things you can control, even if they are small. Try to find happiness is life’s simple pleasures. 

 

  1. Can I Call You Tonight?: Dayglow

If this period has taught me anything, it is that life is too short to not express to others how you really feel. Who said calling was a thing of the past? Can I Call You Tonight brings you back to a feeling of crushing on someone and hoping they will reach out. Maybe this is a time to be fearless and be the first to initiate the conversation.

 

  1. After Hours: The Weeknd

With an album cover that shows blood dripping from Abel Tesfaye’s mouth, the newest release from The Weekend, After Hours incorporates the upbeat sounds of pop with deeper dramatic meanings of love and relationships. This song can make us think about our own interpersonal conflicts and how we can combat our inner demons at this time. 

 

  1. OK: Wallows 

OK by Wallows presents a light of hope at the end of the tunnel. Although there may be conflicts right now, everything will be OK in the end. 

 

  1. Woo!: Remi Wolf

Remi Wolf’s music is something you can listen to at any time and any place. Woo! is a perfect song to listen on a drive, in the shower or cooking dinner. It’s also a sound that can help you take your mind off of things and make you just want to scream “Woo!”

 

  1. Inside Friend: Leon Bridges (feat. John Mayer)

Inside Friend is a song that makes you appreciate those friends, family members or lovers that you can spend any time of the day with. Whether you have been quarantining with your family, friend, partner or dog, give some extra love to your inside friend.