the ocean is calling and I must go // PLAYLIST

Summer is nearly here! I’m not one for scorching temperatures, or even really the sun, for the matter–I’d rather be sitting in the shade with plenty of SPF on–and while the beach isn’t my favourite place to be in the world, I do really love the ocean. Maybe it has something to do with all its poetic connotations, of how intrinsically wild it is but how it brings an unmistakable feeling of tranquility.

Like as in this excerpt from one of my favourite novels, All the Light We Cannot See (by Anthony Doerr)…

“I have been feeling very clearheaded lately and what I want to write about today is the sea. It contains so many colors. Silver at dawn, green at noon, dark blue in the evening. Sometimes it looks almost red. Or it will turn the color of old coins. Right now the shadows of clouds are dragging across it, and patches of sunlight are touching down everywhere. White strings of gulls drag over it like beads.
It is my favorite thing, I think, that I have ever seen. Sometimes I catch myself staring at it and forget my duties. It seems big enough to contain everything anyone could ever feel.

I’ve always found the ocean to be really calming in a way. When you’re standing on the shore watching the waves come in and out, it really creates a nice feeling. You become very given to contemplating life, haha. The playlist I’m sharing today kind of encapsulates that feeling, but more than anything it’s for a chilled-out kind of vibe. I really do like that kind of laid-back vibe that comes with summer.

One of my favourite things about music is its unique ability to capture the moods and memories of a certain time in my memory. I’ve recently got into the habit of making playlists of a certain phase or mood every once in a while and it’s a lot of fun to look back and see what sort of music I was enjoying or what sort of mood I was in at that time.

Most of my playlists live on my Spotify account, which you can check out HERE. It’s said you can judge a lot about a person based on their taste in music, although I’m not so sure what you could gather from mine. 😉 But for the playlist I want to share today, I’m sharing it on Soundcloud, since most of the tracks are mixes (I think I’d call this genre indie-electronic, but I’m no expert) that you can’t find anywhere else. Hope you enjoy!

xo, jess[i.e.]

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