Pictured: Mike @ Snowdonia National Park.
RAC – Lana Del Ray: Blue Jeans
FFRR – Dansson & Marlon Hoffstad: Shake That
Kygo – Ed Sheeran: I See Fire
Gamper & Dadoni – La Roux: Bullet Proof
RAC – Foster the People: Houdini
Plastic Plates – Miami Horror: Real Slow
Plastic Plates – Sia: Cloud
Banks: Bedroom Wall
Ghosteffects – Imogen Heap: Just For Now
Heartspace – Imogen Heap: Hide and Seek
Bduubz – Goldfrapp – Dreaming
It amazes me how powerful music can be; and how the right track at the right moment can elevate your sensory experience to the next level. But the effects aren’t only felt right there in the moment; they’re way more long lasting than that…music acts as a kind of cement for our memories to sit in. In an instant of hearing a track from years gone by, our mind is transported not only back to that memory but the emotions, the feelings, everything.
This is why I make playlists; this one will forever remind me of going for jogs around the seafront village I currently live at on the coast of Suffolk. In years to come a photo won’t remind me of the ground beneath my feet and the salty breeze in my face – but these tracks sure will.
So go grab your trainers, grab a bottle of water, stick your headphones in, and get out there…