By Rachel Garvey
Due to the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 in Ireland, the country has been forced into a lockdown with many people urged to stay indoors in an attempt to lessen the number of people that could get infected by the virus. The majority of people out there are now adapting to their new introverted routines with many starting to feel the effects of cabin fever setting in. However, here is a playlist to help you settle into the introvert life!
1.Ruelle – Live Like Legends
A song that is sure to give you rebellious vibes, this is a dramatic soundtrack as Ruelle sings her heart out at how to live like legends. Due to the lockdown and urge to keep people indoors, there is always a rebel amongst the crowd who wants to venture the streets. A song that is recommended to blast from your headphones when walking the empty streets, as if you were the last person on earth.
2. Poets of the Fall – No End No Beginning
This song takes a rather sad turn, but there is hope behind it for those finding this time to be quite difficult. The lyrics read that “if there’s no end, there can be no beginning”, a rather true statement that after the pandemic ends, we can start afresh and continue on with our normal lives.
3. K.J Apa, Camila Mendes & Lili Reinhart – Mad World
A song that compares to the chaos of today’s world; a mad world indeed. China having the worst of the virus, Ireland and Italy on lockdown and the number of COVID-19 cases rising is plunging the world into the unforgiving depths of turmoil. The dreams in which we’re dying may not be the best dreams we have, but dreams of returning to a normal routine are dreams we are all currently having in this day and time.
4. Ariana Grande – Breathin’
Nothing will ever compare to Ariana’s soothing voice as she tells us to keep calm and just breathe in this time of crisis. The last thing the population needs in a time of great panic is for people to blow situations way out of proportion and cause more panic. Take advice from Ariana, just breathe.
5. Adele – Hello (From the Other Side)
Self-isolation is making us miss hanging out with our friends no matter how far or close they live to us. It is an iconic song that we can blast from our speakers as we look out our windows with a rather sad expression on our face; that takes being dramatic to a whole new level.
6. Alan Walker ft Sofia Carson – Different World
The lyrics in this single hold a lot of meaning, as Carson and Walker detail how the world should be treated with more respect, highlighting the effects plastic is having on sea creatures, climate change, air pollution and many more controversial issues. As 2020 started off on the wrong foot with the bushfires, a threat of World War III and now the Coronavirus pandemic, we need to try and set things right if we want the world that we had in mind.