Midweek Crisis #1
👋 Hey, hi, hello,
Lately, I was contemplating my longtime urge to share songs that move me. Every single day I broaden my musical horizons and satisfy my inner melomaniac 🎧. I love the energy that every track brings and believe in the power of stimulating each other through music. Well-selected songs have the power to cheer up, amuse, make somebody’s think or express something that cannot be put into words. Pure magic ✨.
Back in the day, I’ve been making mixtapes for my closest ones on cassettes, then on CD’s and now I send them Spotify playlists or just bombard them with single songs 💣. Amount of people I’m spamming with my recommendations is constantly rising. Now I would like to invite you to share this journey with me ⚡️. It will be amazing if you let me hear a bit of your world too. Go ahead and send me your current faves if you feel like it. I will be happy to listen to it and possibly share it here.
If you’re often experiencing deep dissatisfaction because of the lack of new sounds as I do, you’ve come to the right place. Regularly, biweekly on Wednesday, I will post here a bunch of songs that resonated with me. If you wish you can also subscribe to my newsletter on Substack. Especially on Wednesday when we’re all experiencing the Midweek Crisis we could all use some good vibes, don’t we?
Enjoy Midweek Crisis #1 and happy listening!
Agnieszka (Stygi) Skupińska
Something Energetic 🚀
Fred again.. x The Blessed Madonna — Marea (We’ve Lost Dancing)
We’ve truly lost dancing last year because of the pandemic. This song makes you think about how wonderful it will be on your first night out clubbing after all of this. It’s a great tune that brings on 90’s/early 00’s nostalgia and a ton of positive vibes. It gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it.
Something Fun & Summery ☀️
Bakar — Hell N Back
Why do I share this track? Because of the cool whistles, chill, summer vibe and quaint text about first impressions of the loved one (“she had eyes green like Mountain Dew”)… and this cute lisping of the singer 💛 I heard this song last year when the sun was setting and it made me think about my own memories of when I first saw my significant other. It’s one of the tracks that never gets boring.
Something for Coffee-Time ☕️
Mtbrd — Damn Fine Coffee
Undoubtedly one of the best coffee-related songs ever! Chillhop tune combined with iconic “Twin Peaks” quote. Agent Cooper’s voice for sure will make you crave a cup of coffee, even if you’ve just emptied one.
Something Weather-Based ☀️☔️
Ernest Ranglin — In The Rain
A reggae disco cover of The Dreamers ballad of the same title. Dreamy, melodic vibe with a looped chorus that chants “I wanna go outside in the rain”. It’s ideal to get through a rainy day with a smile on the face.
Something Thought-Provoking 💭
The Beatles — Blackbird
I love this song for its simplicity and natural vibe with actual blackbird singing recorded. “Blackbird” is the perfect example of heartening music that hides true depth inside. Paul McCartney wrote this song soon after his trip to India. And there are two versions of how we can interpret it. One, that it’s simply about blackbird the bird and one more symbolic, that it’s the metaphor of the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s.
I like it when there are more layers to the song than the most obvious ones. Definitely stuck-on-repeat type.
Something “Old But Gold” 🏅
Tony Renis — Quando, Quando, Quando
It’s one of those songs which you can’t stop humming. Simple, short and about love. The quintessence of 60’s Italian pop. Bella!
Something Stimulating 🧠
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band — Crockett Theme
Well-known “Miami Vice” motif and the 80’s vibe in Caribbean style combined by the German group. Nice mix, right? Ok, so put this record on and get stimulated!
Something Empowering 💪
Daniel Pemberton — Take You Down
Coo-coo crazy song that makes me feel powerful. This song is from “The Boys” Amazon Original series soundtrack. If you haven’t seen it yet, I strongly suggest you catch up. I’m not a fan of superheroes stories, but this one is something not Marvel-like. It’s violent and unpredictable, has juicy dialogues and it’s loaded with jaw-dropping special effects. The scenario is well-written with many plot twists and it has a greatly put together cast. In my rating, it’s 10/10.
Something from the Game 🎮
Too Many Zoos & KDA — Warriors
Ultra cheerful song from the “Sackboy” game (which btw is loaded with great tracks). This trumpet tune is stuck on repeat in my head. I highly recommend you to check out this song’s video clip — it’s wild.
Ok, so that’s all for today.
Down below you have a complete playlist from today’s post:
May your coffee be strong and your days be fruitful ☕️🍍
P.S. Let me know how you liked it. I’ll be happy to hear from you, even more, if you decide to share some of your favourite tracks with me ✌️