Music can be a powerful way to shift your mindset and elevate your mood- especially if you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed out. Here are 5 songs we recommend putting on, so you can gently shoo the negativity away.
Alicia Keys- Underdog
“This goes out to the underdog- keep on keeping at what you love. You'll find that someday soon enough, you will rise up.”
Alicia Keys dedicates this powerful track to anyone feeling burnt-out, stressed out or defeated. Her lyrics hit home, as she takes us on a journey through different people and their struggles. This song reminds us that we’re not alone and that we can rise, no matter how low we’ve fallen.
Willow- Wait a Minute!
“But I'm here right now, right now, just sitting in a cloud, oh wow.”
You may have heard this track on TikTok, but listen to the full version and you’ll see why we recommend it in this list. Everything from the music, to Willow’s voice, takes you to a place where worries seem a little further away.
Jhené Aiko - LOVE
“I feel it deep in my soul, whenever I'm feeling low. Anytime there is a void, I choose to fill it with joy”
Jhené Aiko delivers us that warm, fuzzy feeling of pure joy and love in her song “LOVE”. This uplifting track is just what you need to slow down time and remind yourself that in the next moments to come, you can choose to fill your mind and heart with joy and appreciation.
Mabel - OK
"It's okay not to be okay. It's fine, you're allowed to break. As long as you know...everything's gonna be okay."
Mabel’s song “OK” is also known as the “Anxiety Anthem”, but not because it celebrates anxiety. Rather, this is a power anthem to help you realise that sometimes, it’s ok to not feel fine. Let yourself feel whatever feelings are coming up, and know that everything is really going to be okay in the end.
Alice Phoebe Lou- Orbit
“Worries fade into the haze.”
If you’re looking for a slow, chilled out song to relax to, then “Orbit” is for you. Alice’s dreamy voice takes you away to a place where you’re free to breathe and take a break. While listening to it, you might also reflect on what you allow in your mental “orbit”, and that your worries can fade away just as quickly as they’d arrived.
If you’ve been feeling stressed out, then put on these tracks- even dance around your room if you feel inspired. You deserve to let go and enjoy yourself! What’s your ultimate go-to song when you’re feeling overwhelmed? Share it with us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.