Music can help people process hard things like grief, overwhelm or loneliness. The Darling playlist series was created to help you during this time of quarantine. We hope to use music to bring you a little hope today.
In many states across the U.S., “safer at home” restrictions are slowly lifting. Even as cities and towns across America and the world prepare to reopen, there’s still much uncertainty. It can be easy to get lost in the what ifs and to allow our minds to spiral.
What if it’s too soon to reopen? What if more people get sick? What if the economy won’t quickly recover? What if small businesses are not able to reopen their doors?
Instead of worrying about the unknown, we hope to encourage you to stay present in this moment. We are right here with you, facing the uncertainty too. Yet, there are so many good things happening today, right now, that we can choose to focus on instead. When are eyes are on the present moment, that is how we find true rest. For this week’s playlist, we hope to bring a glimmer of hope to you wherever you are.
You can also find this playlist on Darling’s Spotify here.
Tongue — Edamame
Ooh Child — MILCK
What We Leave Behind — Labrinth
I Won’t Give Up —Jason Mraz
In the Silence — JP Cooper
Restoration Song (Hold On) — Song of Cloud
Look Outside — Allen Stone
Be Good (Lion’s Song) — Gregory Porter
Song of Good Hope — Glen Hansard
Phillip’s Song — Keith James
Vienna — Billy Joel
Dreams Tonight — Stephen Day
Care for Your Mother — Jordan Mackampa
Come on, Brother — Lawrence, Linus Lawrence
Want — Bird-talker
Say a Little Prayer (Live) — Lianne La Haves
River — Leon Bridges
Night Calls — Samm Henshaw
Somewhere Over the Rainbow — Emile Pandolfi
Chariot — Mega
Morning Sun — Melody Gardot
Still Wonderful — Johnnyswim
What are some songs that make you feel peaceful? Comment below!
Image via Jillian Mann and Kyla Trethewey of Our Wild Abandon, Darling Issue No. 16
The song lost in the light by the Bahamas is one of my go to relax songs. Also CCR is a good pick me up band to listen to on a sunny day. Not necessarily for rest, but for the more fun moments.