As our semiannual week of hell approaches and finals loom from a dark corner, it’s important to equip yourself with the necessary tools to thrive (or survive). A study playlist is a vital asset to get your mind away from daydreaming of summer days into intense all-hours-of-the-night study mode.
For me, crafting the right playlist is an art that takes semesters to perfect. There should be three types of songs: hypnotic score tracks that lull your mind into a focused study session (The “Harry Potter” soundtracks are perfect), singer-songwriter-esque songs that provide the perfect background music (think Citizen Cope or Damien Rice) and a few bangers that offer the perfect reprieve from the dark abyss of exam prep.
I’ve put together what I consider to be the ultimate mix of slow, moody and upbeat:
“If It’s The Beaches," The Avett Brothers
“St Jude," Florence + The Machine
“La Fleur," Michael Giacchino
“When I’m Small," Phantogram
“Liz On Top Of The World," Jean-Yves Thibaudet
“LÉON’s Lullaby," LÉON
“Treat Me Like Fire," LION BABE
“Lemon Eyes," Meg Myers
“Sideways," Citizen Cope
“St. Anne’s Parade," Shovels & Rope
“Your Hands Are Cold," Jean-Yves Thibaudet
“All The Pretty Girls," Kaleo
“The Light," The Album Leaf
“Sigur 3 (Untitled)," Sigur Ros
“The Blower’s Daughter," Damien Rice
“Harry & Hermione," Nicholas Hooper
“Drive," Oh Wonder
“Deadstream," Jim-E Stack
“Feel It Still," Portugal. The Man kfaj
Check out The Daily Gamecock Spotify account "thedailygamecock" to listen to these songs.