This is the first of the songs that I couldn’t add to the Spotify playlist this month. “Gold Mine” by Breanne Düren is one of the songs I like more for the beat than the lyrics. This is rare when the song is on the slower side like this one. It’s not that the lyrics are bad, really, but I feel like there could have been a better use of the gold mine metaphor.
Writing Prompt: Write a piece that uses the term gold mine as a metaphor.
I found my old iPod Shuffle while I was going through things. It had a playlist on there called “Love These Mellow Chicks” on there. I’ve recreated it to the best of my ability on Spotify. There were a few songs that I couldn’t find on Spotify or Apple Music, so I looked on youtube and found them. I thought they’d make fun #MusicMonday material for the rest of the month. For today though, I give you a playlist from my past.
I’m feeling nostalgic. I actually like the Lulu & The Lampshades version a tiny bit better if I’m listening on my phone. But Anna Kendrick’s video makes me so happy. This song is one that I think of whenever my wanderlust vibes start coming around again. I’ll probably end up watching Pitch Perfect at some point this week lol.
Writing Prompt: Write a piece about the urge to travel.
I was checking apple music suggestions and found Yola’s Stand for Myself album. I really like that her sound seems to be pulling influence from music from my mom’s generation. I grew up listening to a little bit of everything so when I first started listening to the album I was surprised to see the release date of 2021. The album title track is really powerful and encouraging. I encourage checking it out first and the rest of the album if you like that song.
Writing Prompt: Write a finding the strength or confidence to stand up and self-advocate.
This song was recommended by YouTubes algorithms. I could see myself dancing to this. This is one of those rare times when I like the instrumental pieces more than the lyrics. It’s not that I don’t like the lyrics. It’s not that I don’t like the lyrics but that the music was definitely what caught my attention.
Writing Prompt: Write a piece about moving on (or an inability to move on) from a relationship that’s ended.
My boyfriend sent me a TikTok that had this song in its background. It got stuck in my head for the rest of the day. I think that it’s a pretty relatable song. The whole falling in love with one person and living happily ever after trope was a big part of children’s movies for a good long while. I for one am certainly not living the life my younger self imagined based on the media I consumed as a kid. That’s probably for the best, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t hard to adjust your expectations.
Writing Prompt: Write a piece that explores a childhood dream and how it influenced the adult that child grew to be.