Hold On: Songs of Resilience, Hope and Healing [Playlist]
Suppose we’re all searching like Roy Ayers today. Searching for sources of resilience, hope and healing in a broken world. This was already the case before last night’s presidential election, only crystalized now that Trump’s heist of the American political system is complete.
Some folks are packing their bags, others are looking inward. But music seems to be the only thing really getting us through this unimaginable reality; where Cheeto Hitler takes the reins of our beloved democracy and potentially unravels eight years of progress in just eight hours. It’s a scary world to look out on, no doubt, but after reaching out to you guys on Twitter, we’ve found that there’s a broad scope of musical therapy taking place in your headspace. We’ve rounded up a few choice selections (and tacked on a few of our own) to let you know that you’re not alone in your struggle to find peace in mind and in action.
Hear the playlist down below, with songs from Marvin Gaye, D’Angelo, Solange, Curtis Mayfield, Kendrick Lamar and assorted luminaries of funk, soul hip-hop and r&b. Let us know what’s getting you through the day (week, month, year?) in the comment section below.