Music really does heal the soul and in my humble opinion, the mind. Whether you need a mood boost, a distraction or some exercise beats, here are my go-to songs and artists.
- Freak of Nature – Broods
Being from New Zealand, of course my allegiance to Broods is national as well as adoring. I’ve seen them twice live and loved them! This song really hits hard in the mental illness feels and is jarring. A must-listen beat and very underrated.
- Chained to the Rhythm – Katy Perry
Really anything by Katy Perry. Underneath all the preppy pop, there are numerous self love, girl-boss messages that can really lift your mood. These also used to be my post break up songs back in high school.
- Skyscraper – Demi Lovato
As someone who has been through their fair share of publicly scrutinised mental illness, Demi is someone to idolise in terms of coming out the other side. Her ‘Stay Strong’ tattoos especially hit me in the heart. Her music is raw and real and I love her.
- Smoke – Daughter
For something a little less typical, Daughter have whimsical and soulful music that can make even the happiest and most optimistic of people introspective. Close your eyes and let your mind slow down during this one.
- Intro – The XX
This song is purely instrumental and a must-have on any indie playlist but it has a super catchy rift and can definitely lift a mood. It’s short and sweet, everything an anti-anxiety song should be.
Let me know some of your mood beating beats.