July turned out to be a great month for connecting with new people and going on an actual vacation; one that left me unplugged with no wi-fi or cell service. Pictured above is my mom on her birthday, enjoying the freedom of the sea.
Going on a cruise and living on a ship gave me ample time to step back, think, and ultimately go with the flow of the day, which is a rare thing. The ocean is mysterious, vast and a little terrifying, but it’s also gorgeous, exciting and can be peaceful. Sounds pretty similar to what life’s like.
Luckily, music helps me find a balance and I definitely listened to some fantastic songs in July. I celebrated and danced when the highly anticipated Years & Years album “Communion” was released. I often played Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange” in hopes of a new album that never came. Then I revisited old loves and came across some new favorites thanks to random playlists on Spotify. BTW, I’m still Team Spotify. Sorry Apple Music.
You can listen to ’15 Soundtrack: July on Spotify, or check out the video links below.
“Border” – Years & Years
“Leave A Trace” – CHVRCHES
“When I’m Away” – The Colourist
“Steps” – Handsome Ghost
“Lost” – Frank Ocean
“Gorgeous” – X Ambassadors
“Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” – Cage The Elephant
“Got To My Head” – Waters
“Days” – The Drums
“Human” – Daughter
“Take Care” – Tom Rosenthal
“Eyes Shut” – Years & Years
“Teenage Crime” – Adrian Lux
“Leave You” – Sir Sly
“Hang On” – X Ambassadors
What are you listening to? Tell me in the comments.