curation + words / NATALIE HARMSEN
2017 is just beginning and like a whirlwind—filled with snow and ice—January is almost over. If you’re like me, and you need some songs to mellow out to while taking time to reflect on your yearly epiphanies, then this escapism playlist is for you.
It’s a mish-mash of indie oriented tracks with splashes of electronic rock, dream pop, psychedelic surf rock and more. Songs that make you feel like the sun is smiling down on you, even on some of the coldest days. There are the upbeat, cotton candy songs like “Daft Pretty Boys” and the hallucinogenic synthpop tunes including “Got You on a Ride.” It’s a mix layered with different sounds, but all in all it’s a snapshot of songs that hopefully will make each day a little brighter.