By Andrea Mendez, Staff Reporter
I’ve compiled a tracklist made of 5 songs that will sure help ease the tension of the madness happening around the world. Pop on your earphones, connect your bluetooth, or just play it from your phone speakers… just be ready to jam the f*ck out.
- “Right” by Mac Miller (Hip-Hop)
- Off his posthumous album, “Circles” this bonus track shows Miller reminiscing about someone from his past, assuring them he will always be there with love to give. With his raspy vocals, he sings over a melodic instrumental that is sure to calm the soul with the deliverance of love lyrics. Following the theme of the entire album, Miller expresses his growth as a man and finding his way through his struggles. He transitions from elements of hip-hop to a more alternative sound by the end of this album. This track is melancholic, relaxing with a soft instrumental that chill out the ear canals
- “Posthumous Forgiveness” by Tame Impala (Psychedelic)
- Kevin Parker (AKA Tame Impala) does not fail to deliver whenever he releases new music. Off his latest album, “The Slow Rush” he takes you on an instrumental journey with each track. This one in particular has to be enjoyed in silence with your headphones on to take in the full experience that is Tame Impala. These instrumentals will have your ears losing control but staying calm in the best way possible.
- “Isolation,” by Joy Division (Post-Punk)
- What better song than one that defines exactly this moment in time? Joy Division brings fun and joy in isolating oneself but being able to dance to this beat through every crevice of your house. The instrumental brings in 80s dance vibes to it so bump it through your speakers and wear whatever you want as you jam out to such a gem.
- “Fuck The World (Summer in London)” by Brent Faiyaz (R&B/Soul)
- The bad boy of R&B brings his smooth vocals onto this hot track that will have you feeling like a ‘bad b.’ The melody is as smooth as the lyrics with a cocky feel. This song does deliver big dick energy and it is felt through the entire track. Put on your best outfit and make an entrance to your living room with this playing in the background.
- “Escape from LA”by The Weeknd (R&B/Soul)
- If only we could with everything that is going on. But with this track, The Weeknd brings his new sound and infuses it with similar themes he had on his album, “Kissland.” The lyrics contain dark and lethargic moments of how toxic the LA lifestyle can become. From his new album, “After Hours,” Abel Tesfaye (alias The Weeknd) is able to stick to his roots and express the madness of this city with instrumentals heavily inspired by the 80s pop scene.