♫ monument (kasbo remix) by mutemath ♫

thoughts: Kygo meets Odesza. The upbeat tropical house style of Kygo mixed with the percussions and beats of Odesza. Currently trending on Hype Machine as the #1 song on the “Popular” list right now. How have I not heard Kasbo before?!

lyrics:

there’s a daylight going under/ there’s a new spark to discover/ and you know we’re not getting any younger/ so remember, this is our time

I wanna drive an open road/ can we go out tonight/ anything goes/ let’s make a monument for our love, our love/ our love, our love/ let’s make a monument for our love, our love/ our love, our love

there’s a memory around the corner/ there’s an angel on our shoulders/ to remind us life is far from over/ so remember, this is our time

I wanna drive an open road/ can we go out tonight/ anything goes

 

♫ vagabond by WILD ♫

thoughts: I found this song the week I left for Alaska and I could not be more obsessed with WILD. What struck me the most about WILD is their simple unison of “so tell me where do I belong”. I got a heart-wrenching feeling after the slow, repeated verses–it made me remember all of the waves of emotion I’ve felt this past year after moving away from family and friends to a new city; the mountainous moments of happiness & laughter and the valleys of sadness & loneliness. Vagabond is a reminder that life is a journey, and though we may feel as though we are losing our footing in the waves, we are not alone in the quest to find home.

 

lyrics:

time comes in waves/ and tonight I’ll wash away/ caught in a place that is in between/ who I once was and what I want to be/ trying to find what I need that will set me free

just tell me where do I belong/ tell me where to go from here/ so I can rewrite all my wrongs/ I know there’s a place somewhere/ so tell me where do I belong

lost on common ground/ and inside I’m screaming to be found/ caught in a place that is in between/ who I once was and what I want to be/ can’t find a cure but I know there’s a remedy 

just tell me where do I belong/ tell me where to go from here/ so I can rewrite all my wrongs/ I know there’s a place somewhere/ so tell me where do I…belong/ so tell me where do I…belong/ so tell me where do I belong 

so…tell me where do I…belong/ so…tell me where do I…belong/ so…tell me where do I…belong/ so…tell me where do I…

tell me where do I belong/ tell me where to go from here/ so I can rewrite all my wrongs/ I know there’s a place somewhere/ so tell me where do I belong/ so tell me where do I belong/ so tell me where do i belong

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