January 5, 2016

Soundtrack 2015: INFJ, Mermaid Realizations, It Can’t Get Any Worse

An annual end of year tradition for me is to create a playlist, or soundtrack if you will, describing my life over the course of the past year using songs I discovered within that time frame.

Here is the Soundtrack to 2015 . . . click here for the playlist on YouTube or Spotify
(This past year was difficult. There was an abundance of illness, surgeries, death, severe emotional turmoil, and at every turn when I thought, "well, it can't get worse", it did. Learning that I was an INFJ helped me better navigate the many brambles of the year, as did yoga which I rediscovered a love for, and the many, many hours I spent at the beach channeling my inner mermaid as I splashed carefree [as much as one can when the weight of the world is waiting on the shore to climb back on to their shoulders] in the waves. As such, I am not surprised that this year's "soundtrack" is so disjointed. Lovely, fractured, wild, with incomprehensible segues and a roller coaster of emotions. Very, very much like my year.)


Opening Credits – “Green & Gold” by Lianne La Havas
Waking Up – “Clap Your Hands” by Whilk and Misky
Average Day – “Will You Dance?” by The Bird and The Bee
Oh, She Works - “Real Joy” by Fono
Mental Breakdown- “King Kunta” by Kendrick Lamar
Chin Up, Fists Out... - “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child
...But Hold Your Tongue “Remind Me” by Royksopp
Comeback Scene – “Heart Is Full” by Miike Snow
INFJ - “Aware” by Leland
Running - “Higher Ground” by Tnght
Dance Running The Last Quarter Mile: “Hotline Bling” by Drake
Sing Loud! Who cares? - “Downtown” by Macklemore
Happy Dance – “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd
Flirting – “On My Mind” by Ellie Goulding
First Date – “Julep” by Punch Brothers
Falling in Love – “The Love You’re Given” by Jack Garratt
Seduction Scene – “Haunted” by Beyonce
Love Scene – “Nice and Slow” by Max Frost
Getting Back Together – “Do You Remember?” by Jarryd James
Secret Love – “High” by Sivik
Driving at Night - “Loud Places” by Jamie XX
Flashback – “The Circle Game” by Joni Mitchell
Deep Thought – “Half The World Away” by iamAURORA
This Mermaid Wants to Run Away... - “#88” by Lo-Fang
...But She'll Stay and Deal With Mankind: "High By The Beach" by Lana Del Rey
Long Night Alone – “Sea Creatures” by Soak
Christmas, all fact no feeling: “Alone on Christmas” by Phoenix
Boone's Song “What Are You Doing New Years?” by The Head & The Heard
Yoga's My Saving Grace: “Chalo Ri Murali Suniye” by Bhimsen Joshi
You are supported: “Lean On” by Major Lazer & DJ Snake
You are Loved: “It’s Strange” by Louis The Child
You are Free: “Young” by Vallis Alps
Death Scene "No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross" by Sufjan Stevens
Closing Credits – “Little Boxes” by Loch Lomond