There's nothing more beautiful than following your path. It's the one and only road to self-actualization. How do you know what path you're supposed to take? You know because it feels right. Even if it's a struggle at first, your path has a way of eventually causing everything else to click into place. If you ever wander off of your path, then no worries, my wayward soldier. Just listen to this playlist to find your way back.
A sweeping synth-pop song, "Kingdom" has a huge anthemic Temper Trap kind of feel. It makes you want to run down the street in the pouring rain. A quintessential "live your life" track, this one's a must-listen.
This song is about two people who are madly in love, but they don't want to get hurt, so they hold their feelings back from each other. It's only natural to act this way, of course, because nobody wants to get hurt. But I don't think it's the right way to love. And I don't think it's the right way to live. Dive in and take the risk, I say. Things might not end up how you want, but there's nothing worse than repressing inner feelings, especially ones that come "barring down like an atom bomb."
An indie pop smash hit, this song is about moving forward, and it truly does have a way of moving you along. When I first heard "Pumpin' Blood" a few months ago, I thought, "This has commercial written all over it." Sure enough, the track was recently featured in both a Samsung Galaxy IV and Sparkling Ice commercial. But just because it's commercial, don't blow it off… unless, of course, you're blowing wind through your lips, whistling along with this very delightful tune.
This arena track sounds like it could've been made by U2. Andrew Fox, the brainchild of the Brooklyn-based duo Visuals, describes the song as “a meditation on the urban landscape as it relates to the desire to move ever upward and outward.” That's a great way of describing how to navigate life. You need to rise up and out of yourself, only to look down and see your life as it relates to the bigger picture. Some people do this through meditation. Others through effervescent guitar riffs like those found in "Levitation."
If following your path isn't an adventure, then I don't know what is. This song maybe? "Adventurers" is one of those lush, flavorful folk-rock treats that I'm such a sucker for. I listened to this dynamic alt-rocker a few times yesterday as I took the long way home, going off on a little Sunday adventure of my own