There is a particular scene in The Perks of Being a Wallflower where the character exclaims: “And in that moment, I swear we were infinite”, and this quote truly resonates with me. I guess it can be interpreted differently by different people, but it always reminds me of that feeling you get when you feel one with the universe, where you are free from wants, needs or worries and are content with the present. When you feel like you can conquer everything and nothing can hurt you. And when you feel like you are part of everything, from the air that you breath to the people around you. It’s the kind of feeling that it quite hard to put into words, and I guess that’s what makes it so special. But “where words fail, music speaks” and undoubtedly, Hans Christian Andersen knows what he’s talking about.
Sometimes you come across a song that fills you up with this ethereal feeling and goosebumps appear all over your arms, like your body wants to display this enchantment to the whole world. I always save these songs so I could listen to them on repeat whenever I feel uninspired or disconnected from the world around me. They are a medicine to my soul on those days when I feel numb inside, as if I am merely existing but not truly living. So if I had to describe to you what it personally means to feel infinite and whole, just like Charlie, my only words are: listen to this playlist! If nothing else, I hope you at least enjoy the music 🙂 x
>Too Much Is Never Enough– Florence + The Machine
>Skeletons– Of Monsters and Men
>Believe– Mumford & Sons
>Punching in a Dream– The Naked and Famous
>Welcome Home, Son– Radical Face
>Moving Mountains– The Brevet
>Don’t You Cry For Me– Cobi
>Desert Song– Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
>March: Hills to Climb– Tim Myers
>Once There Was A Hushpuppy– Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin
>Ends of the Earth– Lord Huron
>Torches- X Ambassadors >Last Words First- Volunteer
What does Winter….
look like? Stars coming out in the early evening. Animal tracks in the snow. Bare branches. Multicoloured umbrellas dotting the streets. Christmas lights. Snow-capped mountains.
taste like? Hot cocoa. Ginger cookies. Peppermint tea. Christmas pudding. Banana bread. A snowflake on your tongue. Eggnog.
smell like? Firewood smoke. Baking bread in the oven. Evergreen trees. Chestnuts. Coffee beans. Caramelised sugar.
sound like? Muffled sounds after a snowstorm. Rain pattering against the window. The splash of a puddle. Wind dancing through the branches. Children playing in the snow. This playlist.
Never Let Me Go // Florence + The Machine
White Blood // Oh Wonder
Sense of Home // Harrison Storm
Fellow in the North // Cold Weather Company
Fireworks // First Aid Kit
O’City Lights // Gregory Alan Isakov
Frozen Pines // Lord Huron
Arctic // Sleeping At Last
All I Want // Kodaline
Like Real People Do // Hozier
Cold // Novo Amor
Oh Ms Believer // Twenty One Pilots
Vapour // Vancouver Sleep Clinic
Winter Winds // Mumford & Sons
The Safety Dance // Sleeping At Last
Winter Came Early // Ilustrada
This playlist is a combination of all the things that remind me of Spring. It makes me want to go on long drives with the windows down, run aimlessly amongst the trees, eat ice-cream for breakfast and have picnics every other day. I hope you enjoy it! x
Blood – The Middle East
Willow Tree March– The Paper Kites
Once There Was a Hushpuppy– Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin
Ragged Wood– Fleet Foxes
Return to Innocence– Enigma
Young Blood– The Naked and Famous
Hannah Hunt– Vampire Weekend
Hide & Seek– Amber Run
Another Story– The Head and the Heart
Love Like Ghosts– Lord Huron
The Child in Us– Enigma
Second Chances– Gregory Alan Isakov
Chinatown– Wild Nothing
Kaz Brekker. Dirtyhands. Lieutenant of the Dregs.
My all-time favourite character deserved a playlist. So that’s what I did. May these songs call out to the words on those red-tainted pages and make him materialise next to me ….oh how I wish….
Human // Rag’n’Bone Man
Ain’t No Grave // Johnny Cash
Beat The Devil’s Tattoo // Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Mad World // Gary Jules, Michael Andrews
Staying Up // The Neighbourhoods
Short Change Hero // The Heavy
Hurt // Johnny Cash
Lose Your Soul // Dead Man’s Bones
Blood on My Name // The Brothers Bright
Blackbird Song // Lee DeWyze
The Preacher // Jamie N Commons
Seven Devils // Florence + The Machine
It Will Come Back // Hozier
Gold // Imagine Dragons
Glory // Jamie N Commons