Friday, July 4, 2014

5 songs that should marry your coffee break

Friday, July 4, 2014

i take my coffee slow and steady. the world stops as soon as i go on my self-programmed coffee time. well, why not?  i don’t understand how people could take hurried gulps with one foot already out the door when they’re drinking coffee. 
how i drink my coffee is simple: i sip, i think. i sip, i daydream. i sip, i discern. i sip, i listen to good music. 

so while you’re on your coffee break, here are five songs that can help you make the most out of it. it’s all or nothing. (click photo to listen)

lately by workshy

chrysta jones’ voice will remind you why we listen to music in the first place. i sniffed and snuffed a little when i watched her live. all my life i dreamt about seeing the source of this ethereal voice, and when i finally saw her in the flesh, i choked at how surreal every minute of that experience was. while i love all of workshy’s other songs, “lately” will always be on top of my list. and "in this neighborhood"...and...

tv in black and white (also known as living without you) by lana del rey

lana dela rey writes good poetry and i love how she lets mystery, passion, anger, lust and even nothingness bleed into her songs. hold your cup tight. you might want to sway to this sexy slow beat. this song is just one of her many unreleased songs.

voce by ive mendes

ive mendes owns the sexiest voice and she doesn’t even have to try to do anything for people to see/hear that. she’s considered the brazilian sade, but there’s something quite different with her sensual style. i scanned the face of the earth trying to get the title of this song for six months a couple of years ago and when i finally found it, the replay button unfriended me.

our time by lily allen

this is the part when you slowly release your frustration while waiting for the weekend. i don’t know why i like this song especially since it’s reminiscent of one of those spice girls songs we once all loved to hate. let me rephrase that. i like this song because it’s reminiscent of one of those spice girls songs we once all loved to hate. lovely voice lily allen has.

where does the time go by julia fordham

did you have an inkling there was going to be a fordham on this list? like watching chrysta jones, i also shed a few tears of joy when i watched julia fordham live. i always wondered as a young person if i’d ever see her in a live performance, and when i did it was just a dream come true. isn’t she amazing in so many ways? 

if you get to this part, please tell me what's on your current playlist. i always wonder what other writers listen to. 

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