Musical Prozac: Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding and More!

Posted on April 3, 2014 by
Sam Smith on SNL

You know what’s really nice way to spend the day? Lying in your bed doing absolutely nothing, and warmed by the bright sun that’s streaming through the window.

Sigh. Now that’s heavenly experience.

While most people would prefer to spend this cat-like moment in silence, I think it deserves a nice relaxing soundtrack that isn’t whale music. Why does relaxing have to mean slower than a snail’s pace, anyways? Why can’t we listen to music that takes us through a roller coaster of thoughts as we think about the time ahead?

Anyways, here are some new tracks that are sure to make any lazy day that much more enjoyable or, at the very least, contemplative.

“Stay With Me” by Sam Smith

Sam Smith may just be our latest obsession. The British soul singer absolutely killed it on Saturday Night Live last weekend, and he’s become our new go-to for any love-related feeling we might experience — and his first album, In The Lonely Hour, hasn’t even dropped yet . He’s basically the next Adele but a dude, and we’re totally okay with that.

“Beating Heart” By Ellie Goulding

Full disclosure: I have yet to watch Divergent or read the novel, but I’m totally digging the soundtrack. I also may or may not have hit play on it only because I knew my girl Ellie Goulding, she the queen of YA book-turned-movie soundtrack, would be on it. The music video isn’t bad either; Theo James makes for some great eye candy.

“Jimmy Franco” by Lolawolf

Sorry, Phil Collins, but we think Lenny Kravitz has the cooler daughter.

Just like her Hunger Games pops, Zoë Kravitz is an actress (she’s in Divergent!) and a singer. And if that wasn’t enough of a one-two punch for ya, her band Lolawolf recruited rapper A$AP Rocky for their “Jimmy Franco” music video and it’s crazy good. I don’t think I’ll be lying to help me forget this song any time soon.

“Boss Ass Bitch” by PTAF

Warning: this song is not family friend but it’s sure as hell catchy.

This song should be played near the end of your cat-like nap as a way to motivate you to get out of bed. It’s also the kind of earworm that you want to have in your head as you march on to rule the world. I’m a boss ass bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch…


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