15 essential acoustic tracks to add to your summer playlist

15 essential acoustic tracks to add to your summer playlist

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Is summer really summer without the perfect acoustic playlist? Here are 15 tracks that your playlist is incomplete without!

1. "Best Thing" by Haley Blais

When it comes to beautiful acoustic songs, Haley Blais is a must. "Best Thing" is super summery and sweet.

2. "Forgets Slowly" by Tom Rosenthal

Tom Rosenthal is ridiculously underrated, especially when it comes to gorgeous acoustic music. "Forgets Slowly" is one of his essential tracks.

3. "Boardwalks" by Little May

This song sounds like field-frolicking (probably) feels.

4. "Sweet Louise" by The Belle Brigade

This is my friend group's go-to road trip sing-along song! It's upbeat, catchy, and reminiscent of a sunny summer day.

5. "Nothing Arrived" by Villagers - Live Version

This song was featured in the hit TV show "Big Little Lies." Melodic and ever-so-slightly melancholic, this song is sure to win your heart this summer.

6. "Celeste" by Ezra Vine

A select few songs just completely and utterly exude pure happiness and joy, and this song is one of the few!

7. "Be Who You Are" by The Kooks - Acoustic Version

A road trip essential. I'm a loyal Kooks fan through and through, and I firmly believe that no playlist is complete without at least one Kooks track!

8. "Alonely" by PUBLIC

I found this song a few years ago, and I've been listening to it a lot this summer.

9. "Bloom" by The Paper Kites

The Paper Kites have some truly gorgeous acoustic songs. This one will fill your heart with happiness and summer vibes!

10. "Sea Green, See Blue" by Jaymay

Not many people have heard of this adorable acoustic tune!

11. "This Old Dog" by Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco has risen to fame (and borderline idolization) within the alternative music community over the past few years. This is the perfect chill Mac DeMarco tune for the summer months.

12. "If Your Mind Should Change" by Ryan McNulty

It's sweet, summery, and just a little bit heartbreaking. What's not to love?

13. "Piazza, New York Catcher" by Belle & Sebastian

This folk-y, upbeat song is featured in the "Juno" movie soundtrack!

14. "Ultralife" by Oh Wonder - Acoustic Version

Many people are familiar with Oh Wonder, but did you know about this beautiful acoustic rendition of their hit single?

15. "Featherstone" by The Paper Kites

This is one of my personal favorites. When it comes to summer vibes, this acoustic beauty is a must-have.

Happy listening!

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Lil Dicky's 'Earth' Is The Most Influential Song Of 2019, Change My Mind

And the music video may be even better.

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Lil Dicky is a known musician know for his songs 'Pillow Talking' and 'Freaky Friday' featuring Chris Brown. The songs are fun silly and are very catchy. Last week, Lil Dicky released a new song titled 'Earth' featuring about 30 plus artists including Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Brendon Urie, Zac Brown Band, and many others. This song is just as enjoyable as his other songs; however, this one carries an extremely important message.

In this song, Dicky brings awareness to the condition of the Earth along with the idea of world unity. Through the inclusion of several animal species, he shows how the earth doesn't just belong to us as human, but to the animals as well. Oftentimes, the human race can be extremely selfish and forget that we do share the planet with other species who are just as important as us.

In one of his last verses, Dicky mentions the way we are harming the earth through pollution and fighting wars. This part of the song becomes more serious to emphasize the importance of this topic. In the music video, the colorful visuals turn dark and gray which can bring to attending the dying planet.

In his effort to save the earth, Dicky calls for unity among all countries and continents. Saying how all past issues are in the past and we all need to come together since we live on the same planet. With all the political issues happening on a global scale, the earth and its health are often pushed to the end of the priority list. By adding this part to the song, Dicky brings awareness of that topic back to the top.

'Earth' by Lil Dicky is the most important song of 2019. Through his creative artistry and inclusion of over 30 artists, people will notice the message of this song and hopefully begin to make changes that will impact the earth in positive ways. If you haven't watched the music video or listened to the song please do.

Earth is the only planet we have; thus, we need to show how much we love it by actually taking action to care for it.

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A Cliche Bucket List For Summer 2019

Summer's coming, so get ready.

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Here are 10 things that I am holding myself accountable for this summer. Whether you're reading this for entertainment or inspiration, I hope it inspires you.

1. Canada.

While Canada doesn't sound like the most tropical summer destination, it is a great place to go with friends. In fact, my friends and I booked a three-day trip to Canada, staying in an Airbnb for only $40 a person. I'm telling you, people; get to Canada! It's cheap, and 18 is the legal drinking age. *wink wink*

2. Myrtle Beach.

From Broadway at the Beach to the amazing food and entertainment options, Myrtle Beach is the perfect getaway for you and your gal pals this summer.

3. Read a new book every month.

Juggling online classes, girls trips, and baecations, reading can get a little difficult. That's why I'm giving myself a one-book-a-month goal. I love reading and I truly believe it is therapeutic for the soul. Whether it's a steamy romance or a nail-biting thriller, I WILL read one book a month.

4. Run a 5k.

This one is a little hard for me. While the extent of my exercise is going on the elliptical for 20 minutes if I'm feeling motivated, I plan on pushing myself to try for a 5k or at least a Color Run. I know that's very farfetched, but hey, a girl can dream.

5. Quit using heat on my hair.

This one is self-explanatory. If I continue ironing my hair at the rate I'm going, I'll be bald in 10 years.

6. Go on a road trip.

This isn't as hard as the 5k, but this one definitely is going to be a struggle. I hate driving in cars for more than 20 minutes, but this summer, I want to push myself and try to enjoy the journey.

7. Write a story.

Now, this one may not apply to all of you if you're not a writing freak like I am. I have always wanted to successfully write a story beginning to end, and for some reason, I always push it off. This summer, I WILL (even if it's just a few pages) write a story. For those of you who cringe at the thought of writing, turn this goal into something you'd enjoy. Maybe paint something or try to beat your mile time.

8. Get fit.

Okay, this may be the most cliche of them all. But seriously, I mean this one. My fitness journal has been slightly below average and I'm sick of it. This summer, I plan on eating right and treating my body the way it deserves to be treated. Maybe my 5k goal will help.

9. Start my own blog website.

This has been a dream of mine for years. I love writing and I love the platform that Odyssey gives me. I hope to one day (hopefully this summer) be able to contribute to Odyssey and to my own website.

10. Give up social media for a month.

A month may be a little too hard for my social media addiction, but mark my words, I will do another social media cleanse. I did one once before and I felt so refreshed. Honestly, it made me want to stay away from social media. I'm hoping that doing it one more time will do the trick for me.

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