Playlist Challenge, Day 454

Linkin Park — “Papercut”

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Playlist Challenge, Day 436

Almost Kings — “OMG”

Playlist Challenge, Day 393

Mindless Self Indulgence — “Kill the Rock”

10 Songs to Help You Through Hard Times

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, as I haven’t been in the best place mentally or emotionally for the past month. Music is the only thing that makes sense anymore.

I know we all have those songs that make us feel good, but what about the ones that are like a balm to our bruised hearts/souls? My recent struggles have led me to a few discoveries, one of which surprised me very much.

Alter Bridge: “I Know It Hurts”

Myles Kennedy is the king of uplifting lyrics. I can name a track from each Alter Bridge album that could be on this list, but “I Know It Hurts” takes the spot because of one simple line: “Now is not forever.” Sometimes, that is the best thing to remember.

Alter Bridge: “All Ends Well”

I said Myles was the king, right? “If you believe in nothing else, just keep believing in yourself.”

Almost Kings: “Better Than This”

There are actually a couple of songs from these Georgia natives that I could have chosen. However, “Better Than This” immediately struck a chord in me. I understand it so much more now.

Asking Alexandria: “Alone in a Room”

I know, I know. I haven’t shut up about this band or this song, but the lyrics describe my mindset so accurately that it’s scary.

Linkin Park: “Heavy”

Honestly, isn’t it nice to know you’re not the only one? This song has brought me to tears more than once, especially following Chester’s death.

Asking Alexandria: “Under Denver”

“Just wait and see, just sit and breathe.”

Andy Black: “Put the Gun Down”

This was the one that surprised me. I hadn’t listened to Andy’s solo record, then I randomly decided to let it play on Amazon. I ended up with this song on repeat. I couldn’t have found it at a better moment.

Blink-182: “Adam’s Song”

Self-explanatory.

Fun: “Carry On”

“May your past be the sound of your feet upon the ground. Carry on.”

Modest Mouse: “Float On”

My line has always been Don’t worry, even if things end up a bit too heavy. We’ll all float on alright.”

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following [Week Two]

I’m kicking off this week’s list with a couple of Instagram discoveries.

1. Cody Katastrophic

A singer/songwriter as well as a guitarist. He has a few covers posted, but this is what captured my attention.

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2. Monowhales

An indie band from Toronto. I stumbled across them after their guitarist Zach followed me 🙂 This is their most recent single.

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3. Almost Kings

If you’ve been paying attention, you already know about my love of this Atlanta-based rap/rock band. And if you haven’t listened to them yet, what are you doing with your life?! Lol.

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4. Matt Gothic (Metal Matt)

A solo artist from Bristol, UK. He recently uploaded some videos of himself playing with a full band, so you should definitely check out my favorite, “You Know That I’m Here.”

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5. Tori Lamour

A female-fronted rock band from the UK, Tori Lamour meets all your music needs. Seriously. Listen. Do it now.

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What I’m Listening To: Hollywood Undead

I know I’m late to the party, so to speak, but I just decided to check out Hollywood Undead’s 2017 release, Five. Amazon Music is a wonderful thing. Lol.

Anyway, my favorite track I’ve heard so far is “Bad Moon.” I highly recommend you give it a chance.

Playlist Challenge, Day 336

Linkin Park — “Lost in the Echo”

Playlist Challenge, Day 334

Hollywood Undead — “California”