If you’ve been overwhelmed by the news just like me, you’re probably looking for some simple ways to look after yourself. Or you might just be looking for ways to kill the boredom.
Whether it’s taking care of our homes, learning how to cook, keeping fit or making DIY natural facemasks, music makes everything we do easier.
From trap and pop to soul and bossanova, we rounded up the best songs to stay sane while we try to cope with the anxiety and loneliness.
Doja Cat – Say So
Coronavirus or not, 2020 is Doja Cat’s year. The hit maker recently dropped the 70’s-inspired video for Say So and it’s the visual and sound escape we need right now.
Rema x Rvssian – Beamer (Bad Boys)
If you’re looking for something that feels simultaneously poppy, trappy, reggaeton-y and spiritual, Rama is your answer.
Rosalía – Juro Que
Nothing beats the Spanish pop star’s angelic voice and flamenco ballads. Music that soothes, literally.
Mustafa – Stay Alive
Toronto-based poet, singer, filmmaker and activist’s debut anthem Stay Alive resonates with us so much right now.
Ama Lou – Better
We love Ama Lou’s bouncy tunes and strong harmonies.
Omar Souleyman – Shlon
Who’s ready to make Omar Souleyman viral on TikTok?
Mahalia – 17
Mahalia’s honest, self-healing ode to love herself feels just perfect at the moment.
Tame Impala – Lost in Yesterday
If you want to remember what blissful insouciance feels like, press play and enjoy.
Lido Pimienta – Nada
Toronto-based Afro Columbian Lido Pimienta’s soulful music is the most beautiful kind of therapy.
Thundercat – ‘Fair Chance (feat Ty Dolla $ign & Lil B)
A mind-soothing track in tribute of Mac Miller.
Zeca Veloso – Todo Homem
We can’t get over the magic in Zeca’s voice, the son of cult Brasilian singer Caetano Veloso.
Jay Electronica – Universal Soliders (feat. Jay Z)
Listening to Jay Electronica’s debut album feels like stopping time. On repeat.
Tiwa Savage – 49-99
Still want to live your best life? Tiwa Savage is here for you.
JACKBOYS – GANG GANG feat. Sheck Wes, Don Toliver, Luxury Tax 50 & Cactus Jack
Featuring some of the industry’s best, Tavis Scott’s JACKBOYS hit is bone shattering good.
Megan Thee Stallion & Normani – Diamonds
Who said you needed a reason to dress up and have fun? Call you friends and dance alone together.