Casey Chartier-Vignapiano • October 10, 2023
Tea Tunes: A Playlist for our 'Substance: Tactility & Place' collection
Embark on a soul-enriching adventure as you slip on your headphones and press play on this carefully curated playlist. Whether you're strolling through the city streets, cycling to work, or taking a leisurely walk in the park, let the music guide your senses and connection with the world around you.
This playlist starts off with the nostalgic sound of a cassette being inserted, adding an extra layer of immersion as you begin a track and set your phone aside - it is a collection of melodies designed to encourage mindfulness and appreciation of the beauty that surrounds you. With every note, let the rhythm of your steps sync with the beat, and allow the lyrics to resonate with your thoughts and emotions. This playlist is your personal soundtrack for a moment of introspection, a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, and an opportunity to rediscover the simple joys of your daily commute or outdoor explorations.
Herewego - Jinsang
This is the opening track of the playlist, the title and melody carries its own unique energy, an energy you can harness for various purposes. Whether it serves as the motivating force to get out of bed, the initial step towards stepping out the door, or the spirited push as you petal on a bike ride.
Come and Be a Winner - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
"Come and Be A Winner" is a fantastic song for self-motivation. It's the kind of tune that serves as a reassuring reminder that we all experience moments of self-doubt and low spirits, but it assures us that everything will ultimately turn out just fine.
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) - Marvin Gaye
This is an old one, it came out in the 70’s by the magnificent Marvin Gaye. “Mercy Mercy Me” is a gentle reminder of pollution, climate change and ecological devastation in the world. I added this to the playlist because it s a great song to reflect on and this is exactly how I felt as I read the blog when Taylor wrote:
“It is harder than ever to be right where you are: smell the smells of your environment, feel your feet on the ground, taste the food in front of you without the camera “eating first," detach and look around at the faces, just enjoy the stillness, the silliness of waiting or doing nothing. We are always doing something and always on our way to some thing. We’re always one step behind, always one requirement short and working on removing it. This cycle doesn’t end." ❃