As the days begin their march toward winter, with fewer hours of daylight and increasing clouds and gloominess, I’ve felt a jolt of sadness. While there is much to enjoy about this turn of seasons, it’s pretty clear that this year, we need a bigger pick-me-up than usual. As we continue to muddle through the challenges brought on by COVID-19, finding small moments of levity, joy and hope is critical.
I’ve learned that one of the best ways to step outside of the day-to-day blur and into a place of calm happiness is by listening to great music. Not just whatever is playing in my car when I turn it on, but music that inspires me to not only take a pause and remind myself of all the good, but simply puts me in a better mood.
Sometimes, it pays to turn to the experts. I reached out to my friend and DJ Megan Taylor for a little harmonic help this fall, and she delivered. Below you’ll find a new playlist, hand-crafted by Megan, to get you through those tough days. You’ll find songs about change, possibilities, finding an uplifting outlook, and some that are just plain fun.
Happy listening, and if there’s a song that particularly brightens your day, I’d love to hear about it! Tweet me at @meganpmccann or message me on LinkedIn. I also encourage you to check out (and share!) two playlists Megan created for McCann Partners in the early days of the pandemic, including a Lounge Edit and Dance Edit. To a safe, healthy and happy fall for all!