Playlist Challenge, Day 479

Linkin Park — “Pushing Me Away”

New Music (7/16 — 7/22)

Eris: “Lost in the Echo” (Linkin Park cover)

Jacky Vincent: “Awakener”

Nothing: “Blue Line Baby”

CKY: “Wiping Off The Dead”

Greta Van Fleet: “When the Curtain Falls”

Plini: “Kind”

Born of Osiris: “Silence the Echo”

Convulse: “The Summoning”

Mad Max: “Beat of the Heart”

Voivod: “Obsolete Beings”

Krisiun: “Demonic III”

Halestorm: “Do Not Disturb”

Impellitteri: “Run For Your Life”

Trench Dogs: “The Gin Beat”

Turbo Vixen: “Straight Out Of Hell”

Denman: “Boys Of Summer” (Don Henley cover)

La Chinga: “Killer Wizard”

Night Club: “Your Addiction”

Ginger likes: “I’m No Angel”

Keep Your Head Up (A Playlist)

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about the songs that have helped me through hard times. I only included ten, but obviously there are so many more! With this in mind, I created a YouTube playlist.

Songs for Solace, Comfort, & Encouragement

Included are bands such as Linkin Park, Good Charlotte, Asking Alexandria, Alter Bridge, and Three Days Grace! Feel free to comment — here or on YouTube — with your own additions to the playlist!

P.S. – Subscribe to my YouTube channel! Cool things are coming soon!

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.”

Let’s Talk Covers (Asking Alexandria Edition)

I know I’ve been posting about Asking Alexandria a lot lately — and here’s another one!

But seriously. I stumbled across the video of them covering Ed Sheeran and it made me wonder what other covers they had done. So here we are.

1. “Perfect” (Ed Sheeran cover)

2. “What I’ve Done” (Linkin Park cover)

3. “Right Now” (Akon cover)

4. “Closer” (Nine Inch Nails cover)

5. “Duality” (Slipknot cover)

There are several more. Hop on over to YouTube and check them out. You won’t regret it.

Hear Mike Shinoda’s “About You,” via Revolver

Story here.

“About You” features emo rapper Blackbear, and is the third song Shinoda has shared from his upcoming album Post Traumatic, which is set to be released June 15th.

Playlist Challenge, Day 336

Linkin Park — “Lost in the Echo”