My morning routine on my days off? Roll over, grab my laptop (only if it’s in arm’s reach, or my phone will have to do), put on some music, and then “Let’s just check email for a few minutes.” turns into “I spent an extra half hour in bed essentially doing nothing? Hmm, ten more minutes won’t hurt…” Here’s a playlist for those mornings when you can’t get out of bed just yet. Click through to download the whole playlist!
1. Arctic Monkeys, “One For the Road”
This gritty rock track will wake you up a little bit, but the beat is steady enough to keep you stuck to your mattress.
2. Shy Girls, “Second Heartbeat”
Sounds like an ’80s R&B track. Excellent to sing along to while half-awake.
3. Jessie Ware, “Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe”
My girl Jessie just released her second album – on it is this gem that was written with Miguel. They celebrated finishing the song by drinking a lot of whiskey, resulting in a rough hangover the next morning. Let me segue by saying that this playlist is also ideal for hangover recovery.
4. The Head and the Heart, “Another Story”
Guitars and violin and tambourine and piano and gentle, echoing voices set the mood for
5. Cathedrals, “Want My Love”
A slow jam for the indie crowd.
6. Mapei, “Don’t Wait”
“Don’t Wait” exploded the internet around this time last year but it’s still as good as ever. Its catchy drum beats will make you dance. Or as much as you can while in a supine position.
7. Vance Joy, “Riptide”
This song makes me want to pick up my ukulele and play along. But I won’t because it’s too far away from my bed.
8. BANKS, “F*** Em Only We Know”
And we’re right back to sleepytown. Expletive-sprinkled sleepytown.
9. Elaquent, “Yesssss. (Floetry Say Yes Remix)”
A remix of the neo soul classic “Say Yes” adds in some glitchy goodness, but manages to keep the original R&B element.
10. Gorgon City, “FTPA” ft. Erik Hassle
I’m still loving on Gorgon City and this is one of the tracks I can’t get enough of.