Playlist for a rainy day.

Playlist for a rainy day.

 Andrew Belle lyrics from Dive Deep.

Andrew Belle lyrics from Dive Deep.

 

I'm not a religious person, but when it comes to music it can transport me somewhere else. I imagine my car is a lot like my own church if you will; a sacred place where I play music ridiculously loud because it touches my soul.

I work from home and I also travel a lot, and music is what gets me through every day. I thought I would share some of my favorite stuff to listen to on a rainy day.

1. Andrew Belle. Static Waves. This song made me fall in love with Andrew Belle. "You swayed your hips and stole the breath that I was taking." I mean come on. I'm already in a puddle on the floor.

2. Cobi. Don't you cry for me (the acoustic version). An acoustic guitar makes me weak in the knees. It always has. You could play me an acoustic version of anything and I'll melt. But something about Cobi's soulful voice that just takes me somewhere else.

3. Hozier. Work Song. I would give anything to hear Hozier play live. I used to walk into my gym before practice and play this song over the sound system. Not really the pump me up song, but just hearing it in a big empty gym gives it that much more of a punch to the gut.

4. Daughter. Smother. The lyrics to this song are my life I feel like. Sometimes you want something to work so bad and it's just not right, and you push too hard. Close your eyes and listen to this.

5. Bon Iver. Towers. Bon Iver is a genius. Not much more you can say. I think Towers is a pretty underrated song from this album, but it is one of my favorites.

6. Matt Nathanson. Come on Get Higher. I remember when this album came out, it was the summer before my senior year of college, and I was living with my best guy friend and his brother. This was the song of the summer for me. Every time I hear it it just takes me back to that summer

7. Damien Rice. 9 Crimes. If you're ever in need of a good cry, turn on a hot shower, sit on the floor and listen to this on repeat. You will cry out every tear you possibly can. The piano in it ugh. enough said.

8. The head and the heart. Rivers and Roads. I just saw them live and it was so amazing. To hear Charity's voice come in and sing Rivers and Roads brought me to my knees. Her vocals hit me at my core. There is also a really amazing youtube video of them singing this acoustic at Doe Bay.

9. Iron and Wine.  Flightless Bird, American Mouth. This song takes me back. I can still remember the first time I heard it in high school.

10. The Civil wars. Poison & Wine. This song makes me cry every time I listen to it. It is so raw and full of emotion.

11. Petit Biscuit. Sunset Lover. I'm obsessed with this song. I could listen to it on repeat all day. There aren't many lyrics, but the beat is soothing, inspiring and uplifting.

12. Greg Laswell. And then you. My first year in Seattle I think this was my most played song. I'd listen to it on my way to and from work. For a year of so much change I was in a dark place and this song got me through, and it still does.

13. Extreme. More than words. okay this is really going to take you back. In high school I worked at a Summer Camp. And in summer camp fashion, I had a huge crush on a boy named Max who used to play this song for me every night on his guitar. I love this song. so damn much.

14. City and Colour. Sensible Heart. I get lost in this song.

15. The tallest man on earth. The Dreamer. My friend got me hooked on this guy. His voice is so unique and addictive.

Sometimes you just need music to get you through a gloomy day, it can be the best medicine there is.

Enjoy,

xx

staci

 

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