If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that it often pains me to just sit in silence. I always have music playing in the background of my daily life. Whether it’s to get me through a tough run or to accompany me during my work day, I crave sound.
My mother often illustrates the point that it’s good to sit in silence sometimes, and I wholeheartedly agree. But, if I had the choice, I would choose music over a few moments of silence any day.
To fuel my obsession with sound, I’m constantly on the hunt for new music. God bless Spotify’s Discover tab because I’d be stuck in a constant wave of Top 40 music without it. And if there’s one aspect of my life where I have “hipster” tendencies, it’s with music. I’m fueled by songs you don’t hear on the radio, and I will gladly listen to almost any genre.
Coupled with my love of music, I also spend a good portion of my time dabbling in playlist curation. Every time I craft a selection of road trip tunes or create weekly mixes of discovery for my friends, I can’t help but to wish I grew up during the time of mixtapes – the OG playlists.
So, to help with my need to curate music, I’ve decided to create a “10 Songs to Know” playlist on Spotify that I’ll update weekly and publish here. If you’re like me and constantly need new music, I hope you can look here and be enlightened.
Each week, there will be a mix of songs both old and new and from multiple genres. One of my favorite genres is Indie/Alternative, so you’re likely to encounter that style. But, according to this article, Indie fans are the most open-minded about music, so I guess liking that genre is a good thing.
So, here you go – 10 Songs to Know, playlist #1