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A Playlist To Get You Through Hard Times

Hard Times Playlist: When Life Kicks You Down
James Francisco

Artists to keep you company during hard times

Life is a series of wins and hard times, and it just happens that we ride along that path.  When the going is good, we feel infinite, ethereal, and overflowing with joy and happiness. But like night and day, downward spirals are also inevitable. Such is the annoying, albeit fascinating nature of life.

It’s fine to be at our lows every now and then. It is valid to feel what you feel when life’s kicking your behind. It be like that sometimes. Music, while not a total solution, can help in inching towards better days.  What do you say about getting out of that mental slump and giving the playlist below a listen?

six speed – ROLE MODEL

This is that song you listen to when you want to break down. It’s alright to have breakdowns once in a while to help release the burden you’re carrying.

Umaaraw, Umuulan – Rivermaya

This song is the pinnacle interpretation of life as weather: sometimes it’s gloomy, rainy, or shining brightly. But whatever happens, the sun will always rise again.

Dantay – Kiyo, Yzkk

A track that is for a friend, from a friend. “Dantay” is a song that tells you that there will always be a person to lean on and talk to, even during hard times when you feel you’re all alone.

Let It Be – The Beatles

One of the best Beatles songs, “Let it Be” is the definition of “it is what it is”. All will be fine in the end.

Apoy ng Kandila – Unique Salonga

With all the responsibilities that come with growing up, adulting can be overwhelming at times. But while it’s valid to mourn over the hand we’re dealt with, the reality is that we can only move forward and power through the hard times as we get tougher every step of the way.

One More Cry – Chance the Rapper

The pressure to be successful is massive and exhausting, even more when amplified by social media and our peers. Chance The Rapper and Jeremih are here to tell you that it’s okay to shed some tears while you eventually find what you’re looking for.

Good News – Mac Miller

Good News by Mac Miller asks its listeners to acknowledge their feelings and rightfully vent when they feel like it.

Huwag Kang Matakot – Eraserheads

Huwag Kang Matakot” is a classic song when you want to show your friend or loved one that you always got their back regardless of what happens.

Fumari – Peach Tree Rascals

Do Your Thing – Peter Cottonale, Reeseynem, Lil Rel Howery, DIXSON

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