This little mix has been a musical therapy for me these past few weeks. I’m slightly broken-hearted that my extended stay in a place that I really want to live in has come to an end. It sucks because I’ve grown accustomed to the wonderful things it offered. I was hoping this mix would help me bring myself back to the earthly (mundane?) life in the third-world. I asked my friend who was in the same position a year ago, if she ever forgot her time there. She said she was reminded of it everyday and the same thing is happening to me so there really is no point in forgetting. The only thing left to do is to move on and try to make do with what I have.
So here’s a 10-track mix, to remove you from whichever rut you are in. I can’t really say that it’s going to motivate you since most of the tracks are really somber but I hope it helps you to keep on keeping on.
If you’re itching for a little more upbeat mix of the same theme, go here.
01. Lykke Li - Time Flies
So, fingers crossed, my time is coming now
02. The Temper Trap - Soldier On
No one will know when seasons cease to change and..
How far we’ve gone, how far we’re going
03. Maverick Sabre - I Need
I need sunshine, I need angels, I need something good
04. Laura Marling - Failure
Don’t cry child, you’ve got so much more to live for
05. Sia - Breathe Me (Four Tet Remix)
Be my friend, hold me
Wrap me up, unfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up and breathe me
06. Angus & Julia Stone - Chocolates & Cigarettes
One of these days I’ll grow old and I’ll grow brave
07. Slow Moving Millie - Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
So for once in my life, let me get what I want
08. Slow Club - Never Look Back
But you had to go, but if you’d stayed,
I’d have come around to hold your hand
till the marching band had played.
09. Lykke Li - I Know Places
There is a road, there is a way, there is a place.
10. Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
One day, I know, I’ll be strong again.
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P.S. That was the last picture I took on my last weekend in LA. Double rainbows!