Can anyone believe that a week ago the daytime temperatures were nearing freezing? When winter seemed like a never-ending cycle of chapped lips and pea coats? When the undeniable classic of The Shining‘s 20ft. high snow drifts became a reality? When hell froze over? When we didn’t see the sun for 300 years?
Okay well, I guess it wasn’t that bad, but it sure was for me. Winter drives me nuts. Snow days are great, and so are warm coffee and tons of blankets. But I also really like shorts and rolling my car windows down. And Speedy Freezes. Those things are the bomb.
This week, the temperatures in Cincy are supposed to soar into the high 60s and low 70s. That’s warm! And talk about spring with those showers.
The best way I can think of getting into the “springy” mood is through music. So I’ve created a playlist that welcomes the warm weather, for however long it may last. Enjoy!
YOUTH by Troye Sivan: *YouTube lovers scream in distance* Troy Sivan got his start on YouTube then jumped headfirst into the music industry with his single about John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. A total jam.
I Wanna Get Better by The Bleachers: Sure, this song is kinda old (I’m just now getting into the times), but it’s timeless for The Project listeners. The beat in the beginning is also to die for. A song about screaming off overpasses and on highways about our human will to be better? Yes please.
The Fool by Ryn Weaver: Perhaps you’ve heard OctaHate? Weaver’s way of incorporating her falsetto voice and xylophone background into her music is exceptional. Her voice is somewhere between Sia and AURORA. Alternative and EDM fans will be pleased.
Already Love by Good Great Fine OK: A chill electronic song, if that was ever a thing. You can totally relax with this one; it’s not that upbeat at all. I’ll admit that I love this band and this song unconditionally.
Believer by Capital Kings: Okay, so this one is my current favorite. This band is an Chirstian EDM band that sings about Jesus. Wait, what? You heard right. But if you aren’t Christian or this kind of music freaks you out, don’t worry! You can interpret the music in so many ways because it’s so vague.
Run Away With me by Carly Rae Jepsen: This “so call me maybe” singer debuted her new album Emotion last August, and she didn’t disappoint. Perhaps she may be an “old fad”, but I don’t see that in her at all. Listening to her voice is like eating warm chocolate chip cookies. An upbeat song with a cute tinge of teenage love.
Don’t Let Me Down by The Chainsmokers: Featuring Daya on this single (who’s voice was sent from the heavens), this song is a major step from “#Selfie.” The Chainsmokers have matured in their sound and really found what they do best. 10/10 would recommend.
Trojans by Atlas Genius: For all of my alternative/bass-loving fans out there, this one is for you. It’s not new, but it’s one of my favorites. Listen to it on low volume while studying for maximum productivity.
Fantasy by Alina Baraz: Perfect for the trap queen in your life. Really relaxing with a beautiful chorus filled with an orchestra and computer-generated sounds.
Heaven by Amber Run: My favorite band. My children. My babies. Their music is incredible, I can’t even put it into words. I swear, their music (and this song) will make you feel like you and the universe are one.
Elizabeth Meyer ’17