This week we are talking all about music! Some of our contributors are sharing their favorite songs for when they are in a slump.
Malavika Kannan: I just discovered a Spotify playlist called "Feminist Friday" which features bold female musical icons, from Missy Elliot to Nina Simone. It makes for a great pick-me-up on a bad day!
Jorgie Ingram: When I'm feeling uninspired or down, instrumental artists like Nils Frahm, Max Richter, and Olafur Arnalds always inspire a little insight and hopefulness in me and my work.
Jackie Garcia: When I'm stressed, I love to listen to music that calms me down from artists like Lauv and Alessia Cara. If I am having a really bad day, I love to break out the songs that instantly put me in a better mood, like 2000’s and 90’s throwbacks, like old Justin Timberlake and Beyonce. It makes me want to get up and dance, which releases all those endorphins!
Linda Tran: I like listening to music that I can get up and dance to or just songs that have a good beat to it. I'm a huge fan of Fifth Harmony, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande. So most of the time, if I'm in my room or I have earphones on, you can assume that I'm listening to either of these artists. My current favorite song from Fifth Harmony is Angel.
Sara Kim: When I am feeling down, I really enjoy music that either pumps me up, like pop/soft-rock, or music that provides me with encouragement and faith. I enjoy most types of music, especially '90s and 2000's throwback.
Jasmen Gordon: When I’m in a slump, mixing songs is a must for me. I start with slow and sad songs to express my feelings, and then I bring up my mood with some of my go-to anthems. These are the best when you close all your windows and crank up the jams for the best sing-along. Here are my top 5 go-to songs for when I am in a slump.
1. One of Those Days - Kiana Lede
2. Issues - Julia Michaels
3. Be Alright - Ariana Grande
Olivia Stokes: My go-to songs to get me out of a funk are “What You Get Is What You See” by Tina Turner, “Let's’ Go Crazy” by Prince, and “Tightrope” by Janelle Monae. These songs are upbeat and get my energy up.