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  • Rachel Brooks

Current Track Obsession ๐ŸŽง Vol. I (jan. 24-30)

Hey, y'all, and Happy Thursday! You made it through hump day and the weekend is on the horizon. I don't know about you, but I've got some pretty great plans to celebrate my 27th birthday (which was Tuesday) by binge-watching "The Magicians" and eating all the snacks.

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But, today I wanted to introduce a new series I'm bringing to my blog/Instagram, so introducing "Current Track Obsession."

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Something many people don't know about me is I absolutely LOVE listening to music (and not just musical theatre.) Honestly, you can really never find me listening to a musical soundtrack unless I'm studying a show/role or looking for new repertoire. Instead, I'm getting lost on Spotify looking for life-changing songs and artists.

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To give you a little insight into my music habits & tastes...

* I listened to over 250 genres in 2020.

* Most of my favorite songs are in the style of pop, alternative, indie with a hint of electronic. My husband Steven explains it as "hipster music." ๐Ÿ™„

*Not a huge fan of country, rap, or hard rock.

* On average I listen to about 50-75 new songs every two weeks or so.

* Every two months I cycle through music, making a new "on repeat" playlist.

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If you're still reading you're probably wondering why am I telling you all of this? Because something I told myself I wanted to do more of on my social media platforms was sharing more about what makes me, me, and well... this is me, in and through music.

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Over the years, the songs I find from digging around Spotify have created the soundtrack to my life. I can tell you the song was on repeat as I walked down the street on my way to class in New York City, the track that I cried to during a really difficult breakup, the melody that was stuck in my head when I met the man of my dreams, and the music that pumped me up the morning of my wedding. I can't wait to share the soundtrack of my life with you and hope it can help inspire your own.

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But here comes the best part! Each Thursday, right here at 9pm CST (shortened Instagram blurb at 12pm CST) I'll be sharing the names of 5 songs that I'm currently obsessing over. Some of these songs are new releases, some of them are missed hits, but all of them are songs that I can't stop listening to. Seriously, I sincerely hope you enjoy listening as much as I'm going to enjoy bringing my music tastes to all of you!

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So, let's get started! My first week is all about the songs that gave me all the feels while driving through the Colorado mountains and got me through the 17-hour car rides. (So feel free to look up some beautiful mountainscapes while you take a listen.)

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1. Falling Asleep At The Wheel - Holly Humberstone


* I am infatuated with the lyrics and mood of this song, every 30 seconds of it a new element is introduced and instantly adds to its brilliance.


2. Don't Say You Love Me - Transviolet

* This song's melody hasn't left my head in days. It's by far the coolest song on the list this week, winning its title for its sick beat.

*Lyrics contain somewhat mature content*


3. Lost & In Love (with The Griswolds) - Vincent

* Now this is a mash-up of pure perfection! It's catchy and continuously surprises you, making it a song you'll want to listen to over and over.


4. Heal- Jax Anderson

* The powerhouse song of the week and the one you'll be belting this weekend in your car and shower. Like can you say feelings?


5. Moon Rider (feat. Wrabel) - Jai Wolf

* Now this track might not be for everyone, but I am in love. It's got a laid back tempo with a hint of hard beats and the mixture with Wrabel's high notes makes for an unforgettable song.

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I seriously hope you enjoy these song suggestions and come back next week to check out #5 more songs that are getting me through the week.

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If you'd like to follow the Current Track Obsession playlist in real-time OR take a look at the songs that made this months playlist (and are REALLY DANG good) but just didn't make the list this week, follow me Rachel Brooks Peterson on Spotify!

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Happy listening! ๐Ÿ’‹

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P.S. Some of my music may contain a more mature context of lyrics (most relatable to what you may hear on the radio) I will always let you know if a song is Explicit or contains extreme language or lyrics. But that won't happen often.

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