So Jan was a tough month, I did Dry January, Bee got relegated from smug couple to sad single and we both failed diets, moved out, and spent most of our time sleeping on friends’ sofas as the move in date for our dream house has gotten repeatedly pushed back.
However we are not into the whole business of feeling sorry for ourselves (that’s a lie, 90% of the words that come out of our mouth are moans, but we gotta pretend we’re independent women yo). In view of this, we are bounding into Feburary adopting the mantra of #positivefeburary. If we were well famous we’d try and get it trending. But we’re not. So instead to gently ease us into this unchartered territory of positivity, bidding farewell to #neggyJan, we have picked 5 feats of production which are sad but also amazingly uplifting. Lets go #positiveFeb, I can feel its going to be emotional.
Fritz Kalkbrenner – Sky and Sand
THIS track deserves a special mention for being a melancholy song that you can run to. How many songs that make you want to cry can also make you run 20% harder in the gym? ONE. That’s how many, and it’s this one. Download it now and watch your muffin top fade away. Also notable mention for being a great driving track; I like to imagine I’m in a film, driving away from a burning metropolis with tear streaked cheeks. Great times.
Sharam – Fun
What ever happened to Sharam anyway?
Seinabo Sey – Younger (Kago remix)
This is one of those tracks that makes you want to skip down the road like you’re in an advert for probiotic yogurt, no? Just me? Despite its catchy upbeat melody, I personally find the lyrics can be interpreted as either motivational or Quite sinister. This Seinabo lady reminds you a multitude of times that you aren’t getting any younger, so pull yourself together, which for a girl in the midst of a quarter life crisis is quite a harrowing sentiment.
GUI Boratto – No Turning Back
Now this song song has been in my life since 2007. I once said it was sonically the best song I’ve ever heard. I stand by that. I once said I want to walk down the aisle to it. I stand by that. Still give me chills whenever I hear it, which is not enough in public anymore, but ALL THE TIME in my bedroom. Absolute dreamboat of a track.
PillowTalk – Soft
So there you have it.