Add these 5 soothing songs to your quarantine self-care playlist.
Self-care is key when it comes to quarantine, and it comes in many forms. For you it may be a morning yoga session and coffee, while your friend does a bubble bath or a few experimental makeup looks, which we totally recommend. But what do all these acts of self-care have in common? They all deserve a good playlist. Music is one of the key segments of wellness, and there’s something about a good beat or Ariana Grande’s angelic voice that can take your self-care game to the next level. Give your quarantine self-care activities a great soundtrack with these 5 bangers:
- “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande
While your life is probably less “lashes and diamonds, ATM machines” these days, you’ve probably said “I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it” a few times while impulse-buying skincare products. Now that is quarantine self-care. Ariana even remixed the song in April to be more relevant to modern, quarantined times. The new verse? “Hair masks and hot baths and exfoliation, zoom chats and board games, guided meditations, learning to beat my own face decently, these are some steps of my quaran(rou)tine,” the post read. Ari may be a queen, but she’s just like us.
- “Dancing On My Own” by Robyn
Even if you don’t think you’ve heard this song, you probably have. It’s been played in tons of TV shows and movies, because it’s insanely catchy and just makes you feel good – something we all need for quarantine self-care. Even when you’re feeling lonely, Robyn is here to remind you that you can definitely dance on your own while social-distancing, because you’re a boss and can do anything. Everybody else is in the same boat, and we’re all dancing on our own until we can get back together at the club again. Who knew such a fun song could be so uplifting?
- “Self Care” by Mac Miller
While the rapper tragically passed away in 2018, his talent will forever live on in his music, and this song is the perfect blend of sorrow and hope. A few lyrics are a bit haunting, but relevant to quarantine, such as “I got all the time in the world, so for now, I’m just chillin’.” And the semi-fast, semi-slow tempo makes this song great for quarantine self-care activities like doing your makeup or yoga. Every stroke of your brush can match the beat of the song for major self-care, just like the title.
- “When the Party’s Over” by Billie Eilish
You can’t have any kind of playlist in 2020 without one of the biggest Gen Z stars ever, Billie Eilish. While this song is definitely a little sad, it’s also relaxing and super relatable. She sings about her loneliness and relationships, just like you’re probably doing right now, and was quarantined in the video long before quarantine was actually a thing. You can’t go wrong with a bath bomb and Billie Eilish.
If you haven’t watched Frozen 2 yet, you need to. And right after that, you need to add this empowering anthem to your quarantine self-care playlist. The song came out in late 2019, but it’s very relevant now as society truly goes into the unknown. When will this end? What will it be like? How will we handle it? We don’t know the answers, but we do know that Brendon Urie’s vocals are flawless as always, singing what we’re all thinking on this uplifting, inspiring track for your quarantine playlist.