The West Margin Press Mixtape

by gabimaudiere | April 17, 2020 | All the Rest, On Our Radar

Music plays a pivotal role in our daily lives. Whether it’s plugging into an awesome running soundtrack, or indulging in some luscious beats while cooking dinner – we each have a unique relationship with our playlists. 

Music, much like the books we read, serves as a gentle yet engrossing escape. So we asked our West Margin Press team what they’re listening to as a way to escape the news of the coronavirus. 

Jen, Boss Extraordinare

  • The Joke by Brandi Carlile – for underrepresented voices who are struggling right now
  • Angel From Montgomery by Bonnie Raitt – a longtime favorite artist of mine and in memory of John Prine’s passing
  • Sarah McLachlan’s version of The Beatles’ Blackbird – for hope

Angie, Marketing Maven

I’ve been trying to “channel” beach time and positivity with these lately:

  • K Bong “In the Middle of the Ocean”
  • Iya Terra “Follow Your Heart”
  • Movement “Set Sail”

Rachel, Graphic Design Guru

  • All the Feels – Fitz and the Tantrums
  • The Night We Met – Lord Huron
  • Come Around – Rhett Miller

Plus almost anything by Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox!

These are some of my favorite artists, and I find myself enjoying both the slow music and the fast music to help the day go by. Since I’m at home with 2 kids and a husband sometimes the music I listen to is my only escape.

Olivia, Eagle-Eye Editor

  • Dancing’s Not a Crime by Panic at the Disco
  • My Blood by Twenty One Pilots
  • A Place for Us by Fitz and the Tantrums

I chose these songs because they remind me that in challenging times like this that respite can be found in community, in looking optimistically toward the future, and in simple joys that we can gift ourselves.

Gabi, Social Media Savant

  • Viena – Billy Joel 
  • The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
  • Soulfight – The Revivalists
*Or any song by Elton John
In order of song choice; I am a product of my mother who raised me listening to Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac gets me through long runs with frazzled thoughts, and the Revivalists remind me of the first date I went on with sweet boyfriend.

Download Our Playlist!

You can download our West Margin Press mixtape HERE and give it a listen when you need a beach escape, meets Beatles cover, Fitz and the Tantrums classic Fleetwood Mac vibe!

What are you listening to? Follow us on social media @westmarginpress as we continue to add to our playlist as the quarantine goes on.

And don’t forget to poke around the rest of the blog where we share helpful cooking resources as well as ways to keep your kids entertained when they’re feeling cooped up.