Tunes that help me get through my days

It's corny, but I can't think of another way to say this - music takes me to another place. This makes keeping music a big part of my routine all the more essential during a school year which can get you feeling down pretty swiftly. In this post, I'll share some of the tunes that have been helping me take a breather from school and work. It Runs Through Me (Tom Misch)  This upbeat track is one that I usually listen to in the mornings. The groove is, true to the lyrics, one that can take me through the night too. With this track, Misch showcases his talent in the jazz and hip-hop genres, as well as how well this amazing intersection in music can come out sounding. Morning Light (Justin Timberlake feat. Alicia Keys) I mentioned this track in my commuter post back in August, but I'm still not tired of it. From the instrumental to the killer vocals of two legends in their own rights, everything about this track gets my head bopping. In Your Own Sweet Way (Wes Montgomery) I've really been digging into jazz guitar lately, and where better to start than the man himself, Wes Montgomery. With no lyrics, we really get a chance to appreciate the gorgeous melodies produced by the genius of one of the most influential guitarists of all time. DoDo (Zion T) Although it's not in English, the Jazz hip-hop fusion going on here combined with Zion T's unique vocal style makes for a super-groovy track. It's beautiful how music can transcend language barriers like it does with this one. Movie (Tom Misch) This is the second Tom Misch track I've included, but this work of art right here is so smoothly written that it's got me missing an ex that I've never met. The slow drum pattern and soft vocals show a cool R&B side to Misch that I wasn't aware of. Out of My Mind (John Mayer Trio) The blues on this entire album (TRY!) are an incredible tribute to the genre's predecessors, and this track, I think, is where Mayer and co. shine the brightest. An epic blues break-up song with goosebump-inducing guitar solos and a super tight rhythm held down by legends Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino. I mean, what more could I ask for. If It Feels Good (Leon Bridges)   The funky and distorted rhythm section in this track feels pretty unique, and it's one of those tunes that really can really get your body moving. I'm actually experiencing involuntary movement as I write this while listening to the song. I'm also in public (yikes, this is a bit embarrassing). All of the tracks mentioned here can be found on major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.

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