Over the course of the spring, the Oracle will be providing playlists for students to listen to, each centering around a theme, mood, or idea. Released alongside each playlist is a written component the music, in which I further expand on what a few of the songs mean to me and why I chose them. This week’s playlist features feel-good music, with songs for everyone’s taste, to help you get through the week!
Although the playlist is comprised of several genres, including as indie and alt rock, my personal favorite tracks include, “She Moves In Her Own Way,” by The Kooks;” Interlude: Moving On,” by Paramore; “Taxi Cab,” by Vampire Weekend; and “I Apologise,” by Moss.
I stumbled across The Kooks one day through another band’s suggested artists, and two songs stuck with me, one being “She Moves In Her Own Way.” The singer loves the girl starring in his piece because she’s different, unlike anyone he’s met before. She refuses to change herself for a relationship, and he respects that.
“Interlude: Moving On” is from my favorite Paramore album, Paramore (2013). Without a doubt this is the album I would bring to a desert island with me. This song truly stands out as one of the top. It reminds the listener that although someone you loved may have broken your heart, you’ll be better off just forgetting about them. The singer says to do your own thing, and you don’t need those who bring you down.
Vampire Weekend came to me by way of the Paper Towns soundtrack. This song has so many underlying storylines and ideas. Because of its variety, it’s up to the listener to choose which one resonates with them the most. Listen to it and let me know what your ideas: I’d love to hear your thoughts on the song.
One of my all-time favorite songs, “I Apologize,” is full of ideas that explain everything about friendships, growing, love, and living in an ever evolving world. In the end, it explains that the artist is okay, despite their struggles, and they know the listener will be okay as well. These are just a few of my favorite tracks on the playlist, but if there are a few that you love, feel free to shoot me an e-mail, and I can send you a few more that I believe you’d like. Hope you enjoy!
(Copyright Kelsey Jackman 2017)