As artists and writers, we gravitate towards music for inspiration. It can strike a chord and set the mood for making things up.
If you’re planning to up your game in 2021 with a stellar playlist, here are four songs to consider:
1. Just Like Fire – Pink
“Just like fire, burning out the way
If I can light the world up for just one day
Watch this madness, colorful charade
No one can be just like me any way”
If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie, Just Like Fire by Pink can get you ready to roll in no time. The lyrics are glorious, and so is the soundtrack. We’re sure a million others agree!
2. Oxford Comma – Vampire Weekend
“Check your handbook
It’s no trick
Take the chapstick
Put it on your lips”
Oxford Comma is pop music at its catchy, chirpy and duplicitous best. If you have a pile of pending work, this action-oriented song is what you need to breeze through them all.
3. The Scientist – Coldplay
“Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard”
What do writing and relationships have in common? They are both hard.
The Scientist is a gentle, languid piano ballad that builds up to remind you why you started your craft in the first place. Ideal to immerse yourself in it during tough days.
4. Happy – Pharrell Williams
“Bring me down
Can’t nothing bring me down
My Love is too high to bring me down
Can’t nothing bring me down”
We all have “Can-things-get-any-worse?” kinda days. Happy will remind you to take a break from your thoughts and surf the wave.
An absolutely phenomenal song to lift your spirits and meet your creative goals.
Shafeeka Hafeez grew up escaping into a world of books where she discovered a love for writing and a fascination with trees. When she’s not taking up a new marketing skill, or typing out a blog post, you can find her Googling the best therapy for abandoned cats.