It’s hump day–and it’s a pretty polarizing glass half-full/half-empty situation. You’re either celebrating that we’ve already gotten halfway through the week, or dreading that we’ve only gotten halfway through the week. Whatever your sentiments are, there’s a new track in this post for you.
Give these songs a listen, and let us know which one best matches your Wednesday mood.
Charli XCX and SOPHIE, Vroom Vroom
Charli XCX and electronic artist SOPHIE have got you covered for your almost-weekend anthem. Vroom Vroom pairs Charli’s vocals and a throbbing VROOM VROOM sound. She sings your new mantra for getting through the week: “All my life, I’ve been waiting for a good time, a good time.”
Great for: a pump-up jam for you to listen to before your last midterm before the weekend, getting ready before going out with the #squad
Once A Tree, For You
If you’re feeling as grey as October weather, this track’s for you. R&B-electro duo consisting of husband and wife Jayli and John Wolf bring this sombre single from their new EP Thousand Lives. According to the artist themselves, the lyrics and video are about “that insecurity, of feeling you’re not worthy of something you want or have, whether it be a relationship, job, or opportunity. So you don’t allow yourself to have it—you sabotage it and end up breaking your own heart”
Great for: long fall walks on dreary days, mood-setter for a candlelit bath
Rachel Platten, Stand By You
Platten’s song is for those of you who are feeling optimistic and empowered. Following the same theme of her first single, Fight Song, she sings, “Even if we can’t find heaven, I’ll walk through hell with you. Love, you’re not alone, cause I’m gonna stand by you.”
Great for: a mid-week mood booster, sending to your friends so they know you got their backs
Snakehips featuring Tinashe and Chance The Rapper, All My Friends
File this next to Alessia Cara’s Here–this is your new anti-social anthem. “All my friends are wasted and I hate this club and I drink too much,” Tinashe sings. It’s smooth, funky and will make you want to shamelessly cancel your weekend plans at the last minute.
Great for: ditching the Friday night scene early, listening to while wearing sweatpants and binge watching Orange Is The New Black (again).