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Playlist: Evolve, expand with these reflective tunes

As we reflect on the past year and the changes we have gone through, we move into the new year with fresh aspirations for ourselves and goals to excel in the future.

Music has the ability to alter people's perspective on various subjects, including their day-to-day activities. Different musical genres elicit distinct emotional responses and can cause someone to consider their past choices, come to terms with them and take steps to improve.

These types of songs evoke strong feelings from listeners, who learn how to contemplate their lives and make a fresh start by internalizing the music's message. Give these tunes a listen for a new sense of enlightenment and reflection to start off your new year.

"Starting Over" — Chris Stapleton

"Here We Go… Again (feat. Tyler, the Creator)" — The Weeknd, Tyler, The Creator

"Be (Intro)" — Common

"Yes I’m Changing" — Tame Impala

"Start Over" — Beyoncé 

"It's A Great Day To Be Alive" — Travis Tritt

"New Attitude" — Patti LaBelle

"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" — Michael Jackson

"Godspeed" — Frank Ocean

"Good Days" — SZA

"Let It Go - From "Frozen"/Soundtrack Version" — Idina Menzel

"Good Morning" — Kanye West

"Sand In My Boots" — Morgan Wallen

"Change" — Kodi Lee

"Pursuit Of Happiness (Nightmare)" — Kid Cudi, MGMT, Ratatat

"Not Afraid" — Eminem

"One More Time" — Daft Punk

"Rolling in the Deep" — Adele

"On To The Next One" — JAY-Z, Swizz Beatz

"Man in the Mirror" — Michael Jackson