We've all seen a Jay Alvarez travel video and wondered two things: How can I live that lifestyle and how does he choose which song to use for his videos?
It will take a lot more than my advice and a few paragraphs to answer the former, however, compiling a list of music that will highlight the best of your vacation is something a little creative research can provide.
Rather than search through Spotify playlists that all have the same Lorde song or choose whatever is popular on the radio, check out the list below for the perfect song to match the vibe of your next vacation memories.
Feel Good Getaway
Whether it's a beach vacation or a laid-back weekend in a new city, these songs are perfect to showcase a happy and positive vibe for your video.
Gone - Jr Jr
Sunny Side - Jackson Breit
T-Shirt Weather - Circa Waves
The Tropics - L D R U
Sun Models (feat. Madelyn Grant) - ODESZA
High Tempo Adventure Mix
If you're planning a trip where you're going to capture a lot of fast-paced adventurous activities best queued by a beat drop, these songs mixes are the perfect fit for you.
Good Vibes (Feat. Cosmos & Creature) - PLS&TY
Keeping Your Head Up - Don Diablo Remix
Colors (Audien Remix) - Halsey
Collapse (feat. Memorecks) - Zeds Dead
Next To You - L D R U
Songs That Mention Locations
The best way to showcase your trip is with a song that features your location. Summer trip to Paris anyone?
Barcelona - Ed Sheeran
Budapest - George Ezra
Paris - The Chainsmokers
No matter the situation, you can't go wrong with these classic background tracks for your next Go Pro video.
You & Me - Flume
Final Song - MO
All Night (feat. Matoma) - The Vamps
Catch Me (feat. Naaz) - Yellow Claw & Flux Pavilion
Dreamy Sunset Vibes
Sunsets, flowing dresses in the wind and slow motion action shots. That's the image that comes to mind when these songs are layered in the background.