022: 20 Minute Mixtape Vol. 2

Musing and Music

Rainbow Cassette

A few months back I posted a playlist of five songs that energize me and wake up my creative impulses. Today I am adding a second list, an update that is more in line with my summer writing vibes and my newfound sense of freedom.

To note, I identify as an emo kid, for sure, but I appreciate most genres of music. So, these songs are inspiration prior to writing, while I dance around the living room, or while I am sipping at my coffee, waking up to the world and looking at my blank screen.

Volume Two

  • Peaches – “Dumb Fuck”
  • Santigold = “Unstoppable”
  • Arcade Fire – “Put Your Money On Me”
  • Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow – “INDUSTRY BABY”
  • La Roux – “Tropical Chancer”

While writing I usually have music playing alongside the familiar clack of the keys. Oftentimes the volume is a rollercoaster and I can get distracted by a good song quite easily. That is what made me start this new list, I rediscovered “Put Your Money On Me” by Arcade Fire last week and it has been on repeat in my head ever since.

Now, I find that these tracks resonate with me these days because I am moving onwards and upwards and chasing my dreams. I am not going to let anything hold me back this time. I am ready for the win.

So, I hope that you will find this playlist fun and maybe it will inspire some creativity for you as well. Or maybe just some dancing!

What songs inspire your work? Do you write while listening to music? I’m always up for music suggestions, please drop your five songs in the comments.

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