By Sophie Mueller
Everyone loves that first day of spring. You know what I’m talking about. That moment when the overcast skies magically clear and the sun breaks through. Or when the rainy days cease and all of a sudden buds on the trees appear and the flowers start to bloom. People seem to come out of hibernation and purge all their excess stuff, whether it be physical objects or the winter blues that tends to stick with us just like the snow. When we eliminate all the stuff holding us down, we also embrace and acknowledge the things that liberate us. Music, especially around the spring time, encapsulates these feelings of letting go and starting over with a new outlook and the promise of sunnier skies.
Here are songs that are absolutely quintessential for that day: when the rain ceases, the sun shines, and nothing can stop you, because you are invincible and there's a damn good playlist to prove it.
2. Nobody Dies - Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Head banger, requires you to dance around like a fool or at least crack a smile.
3. Oceans - Vallis Alps
Light Beatz, heavy beatz, and everything in between. Essential for walking to your last class on a Friday afternoon, to give you that “I survived this week” kinda glow.
4. Real Love Baby - Father John Misty
Groovy guitar beats plus this song was in the wedding episode of This Is Us, so need I say more?
5. Knock On My Door - Faouzia
This song reminds me of a cross between Sara Bareilles/Natasha Bedingfield circa 2000s/Kelly Clarkson breakup songs. Listen if you need to shake off some negative vibes.
6. Next Year RAC Remix - Two Door Cinema Club
A soft head banger r that makes you smile as you bask in the spring sun.
7. Don’t Move - Phantogram
You’re a badass, this song lets you own it.
8. Otherside - Perfume Genius
No words, just listen and let the music do the talking.
9. Inside Out - Spoon
Feeling Irritated/scared/relieved/excited at how the year is wrapping up? This song is for you.
10. I Will Smile When I Think of You - J.E. Sundae
A song that breaks hearts with its simplicity, somehow making you miss people only a room away.
11. Loving is Easy - Rex Orange County
A feel good song for all those peeps you love, it makes you want to dance in the street and high five a random stranger.