Hello beautiful people!
As one of the MANY people who suffers from mental health issues, I’m a HUGE advocate in having all the beautiful humans in the world coming together and spreading the word on mental health awareness. Though our society has begun to grow more open about these issues, I find it still a rather “taboo” topic – which is NOT okay.
So thank you shadowriverdaleharley for tagging me in the Pick Me Up Playlist, which is a tag focused on mental health awareness through the beauty of music. Please go visit her post shadowriverdaleharley’s responses in addition to their blog!
- Link back to ‘Pick Me Up Playlist’ creator, Laura Spoonie.
- Tag the blogger who nominated you.
- Mention how music helps your Mental Health.
- List 10 songs that you would consider to be a part of your ‘Pick Me Up Playlist’ (optional: mention a little bit why each song is on your list).
- Tag 10 other bloggers to join in with the ‘Pick Me Up Playlist’ Challenge.
No Bridge too Far | The East Pointers
Give this song a go…trust me. The beginning is kinda weird (I love it), but it gets SO good! The East Pointers have a great number of songs, which a number of them are rather uplifting and just make you want to get up and dance. They’re my new favourite band as of late.
High on Life | Martin Garrix ft. BONN
…okay…my one friend and I may be the ONLY people that think this way, but there is something about EDM music that makes me feel LITERALLY on top of the world. The music vibe just reminds me of summer and exploring and road trips…man, I can’t wait to explore more. Anyway, there’s just no way I can have a frown when I listen to this.
Hopeless Wanderer | Mumford & Sons
When you listen to the lyrics, it’s actually quite sad at first. Though I love the beat at the chorus and later throughout the song. And near the end, the lyrics change to a more hopeful vibe, as they depict learning to love life and the world around them. Another “sad to happy” song!
I’m an Open Road | Paul Brandt ft. Jess Moskaluke
Though I’m fairly certain this is a “romance” song, it feels to me more like an “I’m opening myself up to the world” song. It’s my go-to road trip and adventure time song, where I literally feel as though all my worries and fears just “fly away”, so to speak.
Glorious | Macklemore ft. Skylar Grey
This is just one of those AMAZING upbeat songs that I can’t help but smile to. Macklemore stated that he wrote this song as a thank you to his fans and a statement that he’s back to bring more. However, it’s also just a song that really makes you feel “glorious”; the beat is uplifting and the words are powerful. And seriously, this video is so cute AND meaningful — you’re never too old to have fun and feel alive.
So Much More Than This | Grace VanderWaal
After watching some talent show on TV, I HAD to discover more of Grace VanderWaal’s music. This is probably the kind of music I like to listen to the most. Grace’s song is LITERALLY about doing what you love in life and enjoying the world around you — we are so absorbed with what people think that we forget to live our own lives. This song reminds me to shut the social media and other “crap” out, and to just explore this beautiful green and blue world.
Blackout | Tritonal ft. Steph Jones (Danny Olson Epicover)
Both this cover and the original song are BEYOND amazing and empowering. The song is not only about two people who care for one another, but it’s also just about saying we won’t go down easy — that the awful things that happen in life can’t destroy us as easily as we may think. We are powerful.
Youngblood | 5 Seconds of Summer
There’s just something about the beat and key (I’m huge into minor key music) that makes me feel as though I can conquer anything. The lyrics themselves may not be the happiest, but what I love is that I feel as though I relate to a large portion of the world — and it’s okay to go through these struggles, because I’m still young and have so much time.
Home | Gabrielle Aplin
When I first moved to Ottawa, I was EXTREMELY homesick; there were some nights were I was SO close to calling my COOP quits and going home. As I began to discover more of Gabrielle Aplin’s music, I discovered this song. I laughed and cried at the same time the first time through. It reminded me that home is where YOU decide. Funny enough, I’ve never felt so at home as I do now living in Ottawa.
Start of Time | Gabrielle Aplin
The simplicity yet depth to this song is beyond comparable. Gabrielle wrote this song as a way to depict how our thoughts and ideas may be so different, but we end up finding that one who shares a like mind. It’s this gradual feeling of loneliness to a sense of euphoria that makes me feel so full of light and love when I listen to this.
BONUS MUSICIANS TO LISTEN TO!
I also have an OBSESSION with music by Great Big Sea and Lindsey Stirling when it comes to uplifting and fun music. I didn’t end up putting them above, but please go listen to their music if you want some happy and uplifting and mental health goodness music!
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