What music gets you motivated enough to start moving through a task you’d rather not be doing?
A few new (to me) tracks and groups have been on heavy repeat the last couple of months. They helped me get through writing report cards and coming up with ideas to keep my students going the last few weeks of school.
I am clueless when it comes to pop music. YouTube is my go to for a few groups that I do have some idea exist. Thanks to playlists and autoplay, I stumbled upon Clean Bandit, Bastille and OneRepublic.
Clean Bandit and Rather Be’s Hook
Clean Bandit’s discovery was particularly fortuitous. I heard a bit of Rather Be that pulled me enough out of my work zone to check out what was playing and saw images of Tokyo.
Always curious about how Tokyo or Japan end up in videos and what is focused on, I bookmarked it for later and then forgot about it.
After finally clicking on that bookmark, I liked what I heard enough to check out a few more tracks from the group. Stronger is also good.
As for the videos? Skip ’em. The songs are great by themselves and I feel like the videos actually distract from them.
Nice ones from those other groups
I haven’t listened to much of Bastille but I like Pompeii.
The same goes for OneRepublic. The song that caught me is Counting Stars.
If you have not been living under a rock like me, do you have any summer tunes to send my way?