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September felt like a boxing match and I was rolling with the punches. Adrenaline, pep talks, and live music helped me survive a beating. There were constant waves of exhaustion, injuries to the heart (what else is new), and my first true experience with an existential crisis. Not glamorous, but it’s the truth. Regardless, I do know IT WILL GET BETTER. I pinned a tweet of my previous statement on my feed as a reminder to myself and anyone who visits. It’s crucial to step back and realize that whatever crap you have to pick up, you’ll be able to dump that shit right in the trash and go on with your life.
Like I said above, I learned how to roll with the punches and I didn’t allow them to completely spoil September. I went to at least two shows a week (sometimes two shows in one night) and made it a point to see my friends every chance I had. I am in love with friendship. Make sure you support your friends and make it known that you appreciate them.
Now for the music. I’ve been hooked on the energy of CHVRCHES’ new tunes and I’m impressed with Halsey’s debut full length, especially the marketing of it. I’m still jamming to Melanie Martinez and Kid Cadaver all day, every day, and talking up a storm about Years & Years. I saw them again at The Wiltern recently and it was ace. So, I hope you enjoy this month’s ’15 Soundtrack as much as I enjoy it. You can listen to the playlist on Spotify, or check out the links below.
“Loudspeaker” – MUNA
“F-Q-C #7” – Willow
“Waves” – Kid Cadaver
“Take Shelter” – Years & Years
“Never Ending Circles” – CHVRCHES
“Ties” – Years & Years
“Coming Down” – Halsey
“hold on” – Lewis Watson (SBTRKT cover)
“Clean” – The Japanese House
“Bad Blood” – Ryan Adams (Taylor Swift cover)
“I’m Yours” – Alessia Cara
“What Do You Mean?” – Justin Bieber
“It Will Come Back” – Hozier
“Play Date” – Melanie Martinez
“Bury It” – CHVRCHES
“40 oz. On Repeat” – FIDLAR
Would love to hear what you’re listening to. Let’s chat in the comments.