Well, it certainly IS Friday. We have this fancy Weekend Survival guide published for you, but much like most Fridays these days, we felt we ALL needed more music. So we rallied some of our team members and BYT LIveStream performers and asked them what songs are keeping their spirits at least (semi) high right now: the results are below if you are in the mood for music videos and also ON THIS SPOTIFY PLAYLIST (plus some bonus songs chosen by the #BYThings instagram followers).
P.S. Consider this an open thread – leave your picks in the comments and we’ll add them to the playlist. Last week’s picks are here.
Springtime (even the trapped indoors kind) puts me in a mega mood for cumbia psych vibes, and VERY conveniently, Los Bitchos (pretty much the coolest band in recent memory) MAJORLY DELIVER on this front. You should listen to all their tunes (this KEXP performance is ace), but if you want the bonus incentive of learning how to make a margarita, The Link Is About To Die is an excellent next step.
Gavin Turek – Whitney
This song is like, all of the posi-vibes we need right now. (Also feels v. appropriate for a fashion montage, even if and especially because we are confined to our homes for the foreseeable future.)
Parcels – IknowhowIfeel
A very good soundtrack for exaggeratedly (and mildly funkily?) marching around the living room. Ideal for bouncing your knees and dramatically power-pointing at various objects.
SOCIAL DISTANCING BONUS! Vansire – That I Miss You
(Because this one hits different in quarantine.)
TroyBoi – Do You?
This popped up randomly on spotify and I had to stop what I was doing to dance and send it to at least 5 people.
A R I Z O N A – Problems
In the general scheme of things, I think everything we thought were problems are no longer realllly problems, but this is still a beautiful and catchy songs.
Yellow Claw – Get Up (feat. Kiddo)
You gotta learn when you hurting / You gotta get up and put the pieces back
Oddly inspiring lyrics for a Yellow Claw tune and fun to dance to.
Special Social Distancing Bonus: Deorro – All This Time
More relevant lyrics! Let’s rewind/ ‘Cause I can’t believe / Feels like centuries. I fully realize there is some relationship being referenced here but also applies to the pandemic.
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