Thomas Vimare

Last year, at the start of the pandemic, I created a playlist called "Songs for the Quarantine: A playlist for social-distancing."

"Maybe you're feeling anxious or worried about what happens next," I said at the time, adding: "At least in my lifetime, I don't remember experiencing anything like what's going on right now." 

That was truly an understatement. But 18 months later, there's still so much uncertainty in the world. Everyone is racing to "get back to normal," if there is such a thing. But maybe you're not there yet. Or maybe you just want to jam. I hear you.

That's why I made a new playlist. It's called "Good Vibes for Strange Times: A playlist for getting back to normal." It's a selection of 92 songs I've handpicked. If you have eclectic music taste like I do, maybe you'll find something you enjoy. Songs for sulking, for raging, for dancing, for turning up, and everything in between.

It's worth noting, almost all of these songs were released this year. And some are directly inspired by the energy of the past year and a half.

The playlist includes music from Tyler, the Creator; H.E.R.; Jungle; Kanye West; The War On Drugs; Kacy Hill; Emmit Fenn; Lana Del Rey; Logic; BROCKHAMPTON; Syd; Lil Yachty; Omar Apollo; Kehlani; Amber Mark; James Blake; Jeremy Zucker; Majid Jordan; Roddy Ricch; Arlo Parks; Sally Boy; Bathe; Terrell Hines; 24kGoldn; and a lot more.

Keep your head up. And enjoy.

Good Vibes for Strange Times playlist:
Better Days by Dermot Kennedy 
Radon Dungeon by Terrell Hines 
All This To Live For by Emmit Fenn 
NEON PEACH by Snoh Aalegra, Tyler, The Creator 
Seasons Bloom by Kacy Hill 
I Don't Live Here Anymore by The War On Drugs, Lucius
Foreign Things by Amber Mark
Lost My Head by Domenic Haynes 
Moon by Kanye West 
Invisible Fence by binki
Odds by Mat Kearney
lights coming down by marcos g
Chess & Checkers by Sally Boy
Just Kids by Joshua Speers 
Say What You Will by James Blake 
Fast Car by Syd
A Beautiful Dream by Luke Hemmings 
Go Away by Omar Apollo
Sundress by Bathe
Altar by Kehlani
Keep Moving by Jungle
And Then Life Was Beautiful by Nao 
SZN by rosegold
TEXAS by In.Drip. 
Bad News by Charlotte OC 
That's Life by Still Woozy
Let It Kick In by Franc Moody
I'll Be There by Yoshi Flower
Darling by Halsey
Morning by Anthony Russo
Waves of Blue by Majid Jordan 
Late At Night by Roddy Ricch 
We Made It by H.E.R.
Mystery by Johnny Yukon
Get High by Chet Faker
so good by joan 
All Of The Time by Jungle 
places by mp.oxford 
Back & Forth by Emotional Oranges, Vince Staples
Atmosphere by Marc E. Bassy
Mirror by Sigrid
TIME 2 by half•alive
noman by emie nathan
How Dare You Want More by Bleachers
Awake by Chiiild, Mahalia
Waiting by James Vincent McMorrow 
Salt - Live from the Royal Albert Hall by RY X, London Contemporary Orchestra 
love u lately by Laica 
Last Day On Earth by beabadoobee 
this is how you fall in love by Jeremy Zucker, Chelsea Cutler
Slow Down by VanJess, Lucky Daye 
Prison by ADMT 
Nothing Like the Night by Sam Himself 
Outside by Weston Estate 
permanent +1 by Luz 
NEW TO THIS by Sam Pine, AlÈ Araya
Baby Don't Let Me Go by Oslo Ibrahim 
Good Thing by D Smoke, Ty Dolla $ign
Everywhere by Mattis 
Believer by Elenowen 
Only Love by Tycho, Benjamin Gibbard 
LUMBERJACK by Tyler, The Creator 
Forgive & Forget by The Wldlfe 
Renegade by Big Red Machine, Taylor Swift
Love Music by Lil Yachty 
At The Top by Coi Leray, Kodak Black, Mustard
Faster Please by seeyousoon 
Healing by FLETCHER 
V12 by iann dior, Lil Uzi Vert 
Roots by Cautious Clay 
Black Dog by Arlo Parks
Greed by
Wild At Heart by Lana Del Rey 
Everytime by TUITION 
Midnight by WYNNE 
The Deep End by VHS Collection 
Get Up by Logic 
So High by Ross Quinn, Maths Time Joy 
Young & Free by Fire In Little Africa, iamDES, Krisheena Suarez, Chris The God Mc Cain, Written Quincey 
Like the Water by Patrick Droney 
Sunflower by PRiiCE 
barcelona by Winnetka Bowling League, Sasha Alex Sloan 
Dance in the Darkness by RIVER 
Jail by Kanye West
Clapping on the TV by EXES
SUVs (Black on Black) by Jack Harlow, Pooh Shiesty 
Easy Going by Kacy Hill
Mask Off (Feelings) by Duckwrth 
Alright by HVME, 24kGoldn, Quavo 
After by Kevin Hackett