New South Playlists
There is a soundtrack to all of our lives. Whether it is children laughing or crying, the buzz of a coffee shop or the background of our own thoughts spinning through our heads, we can call it noise or we can call it music.
Changing the soundtrack shifts our headspace, our energy and our outlook.
Cultivate a soundtrack that supports your task at hand and reflects your true feelings. Validate yourself through a playlist that holds you.
Play with these playlists and use anything here to create your own.
Soothing, vol. 1
I use music to wind my family down at the end of the day. Specifically, I listen to yoga-ish music in the evenings or anytime my nerves are frayed. Think: calm, centered, relaxed.
Here’s a playlist to deliver only soothing vibes.
The New South
My happiest memories from my childhood all have something to do with my family’s farm.
I even loved the drive out I-20 East from Atlanta that we took every Friday when my dad was done with work. All four of us (plus our dogs and the cats that braved the highway in crates that my dad bungeed down back in the open bed of his pickup truck) shared space in the truck’s cab in a fragile togetherness rarely enjoyed as a young family of four. In the hour long ride, no one spoke besides the inevitable squabble between my older sister and I about who had more space in the back seat. Once our weekly fight began, my mom or dad dealt with the irritation of sibling rivalry by inserting a cassette tape of either bluegrass or country or gospel music and pressing play. And turning the volume up.
I made a playlist that captures the music and feeling of these weekly family pilgrimages to a place that, for me, held the very best of us.
The Love List // by The New South
Today happens to be Valentine’s Day and I am a straight-up sucker for love. And a non-religious holiday with no emotional baggage (for me, personally) where we say positive stuff to each other?? I’m in. Let’s tell each other we love each other all day long, every day, forever.
So – to bring some love vibes into your life, here’s the non-traditional love songs playlist I’ve been developing.
Sending you <3 and xo’s –
Read about Laurie and The New South here.