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LISTEN: JANUARY

A new year means a new sound

Welcome to 2017! Who’s ready for the Rapture?

What… too soon?

To be fair, we don’t know for certain that Trump and Putin are actually going to end modern civilization. For all we know, they might employ everyone, end all the wars, and cut all the taxes so everyone is rich again. Or, more likely, they will continue to act shady, lie to their citizens and perpetually deny they are ever at fault.

After all, we are living in a post-truth society, right?

Look, I’ll be honest, I am extremely nervous about the upcoming year. I’m worried not just because Trump will be the president and Putin undermined the US elections. I’m nervous because for the first time in my life, I’m not sure our leaders want to do the most good for the most amount of people.

I’m nervous because our leaders seem to be more more interested in autocratic power than in honest leadership.

And that is something for which we should all have pause.

But despite my trepidation about their insatiable egos, I am determined to progress my microcosmic world forward—to grow my business, to build stronger relationships and to participate more in my community. After all, these are areas I can impact immediately. The rest may take some time.

In tune with my new year’s attitude, my first playlist of the year is a bit post-modern. It features many progressive artists you know—Lana Del Rey, The Weeknd, The xx—and a few whose sounds push pop into uncharted futurism.

“Destinations” by Gesaffelstein

“Break Apart” by Bonobo, Rhye

“Art Deco” by Lana Del Rey

“Afternoon” by Tender

“Six Feet Under” by The Weeknd

“Never Break” by Couros

“Clockwork” by CLN

“Ominous” by Simon Haydo

“Say Something Loving” by The xx

“Fade” by Kanye West

For more playlists and music suggestions, follow me on Spotify.

Photo by Dan Austin Photography

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