It’s Tuesday. It’s the beginning of April and from where I sit, it’s raining outside and warm in a weird way; warm in a way that it feels like it should be colder. It’s not though; it’s like almost 70 degrees. I’ve barely seen snow this winter and I’m totally okay with it.
I kind of feel like a day like today, a day like this particular Tuesday, merits music specifically picked out for it. The tricky part is that what exactly that kind of music is is somewhat of a moving target. I wouldn’t say it should only be lively, upbeat music and I wouldn’t say it should solely be mopey, sad bastard music. I think the music should be like the day itself, a combination of things. It’s a day best accompanied by both melodic hip hop and driving roots rock, toe-tapping jazz and head-bobbing funk.
It’s Tuesday. It’s the beginning of April and this is a playlist for today.
“Double It” Galactic ft. Big Freedia
“I Want It” Robert Randolph & the Family Band
“Lyric Looking” Del the Funky Homosapien
“Rubber Tires” > “The Rhythm” Jurassic 5
“Livin’ with Love” T Bird & the Breaks
“Wurtlitzer Crowley” Mathien
“Big Sur” The Thrills
“One Track Mind” Spanish Gold
“Badvertise” Dr. Dog
“H.U.M.B.L.E.” Kendrick Lamar
“Skepta Interlude” Drake/Skepta
“Good Riddance” Lyrics Born
“Don’t Fool Yourself” Speedometer & James Junior
“Out on the Weekend – Version 2” Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
“Nature’s Natural” Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
“Boogar Sugre” BROS
“Sinkhole” Drive-By Truckers
“Ascension” Gorillaz ft. Vince Staples