We’ve all seen those TikToks of creators admitting to looking out the window on a rainy evening with their headphones on, imagining they were in their own movie. You might have even commented “mood” before shamefully deleting it and scrolling past. We’re here to tell you you’re not alone!
If you’re looking for a few new songs to add to your movie’s soundtrack, we’ve got you covered! These light and airy tunes are perfect for every step of the way. We’ll even set the scene for you. You’re the young, ambitious main character fresh off a breakup. You’ve decided to leave the pain and chaos of the big city you thought you loved to find a new start in that quaint coastal beach town you’d always heard stories about. Ready to fill in the rest? Let’s go!
‘Holly’ – Anna Shoemaker
‘Holly’ is the song we’d see in the opening scene. Right from the first note, this upbeat tune gets our toes tapping and our wheels turning. Envision yourself packing boxes with the remnants of the apartment you shared with your ex. With heartwrenching lines like, “Did you mean to keep me out to four am just to leave me on the street with a drink in my hand, thinkin’ bout the ways we could do it again,” Anna craftily tells the story of a painful on-again-off-again relationship that it’s time to leave. So, you do it!
A bonus? This video is adorable, and there are goats! What more could you want? You can click here to stream ‘Holly’ right now.
‘Maybe I’m Lonely’ – Rachel Chinouriri
As soon as we heard ‘Maybe I’m Lonely,’ we knew this was the song perfect for the climax of the comeback romance story. Picture this: your new town not only brought new friends and new work opportunities but a new love interest. The co-worker you swore you wouldn’t fall for! We’ve seen it played out in movie after movie, but it’s different. This is yours. In this “will I, won’t I” tale of old, Rachel sweetly contemplates the intricacies that can come with letting someone in.
Stream ‘Maybe I’m Lonely’ on Spotify.
‘for a moment’ – Karin Ann
With ‘for a moment’ in the background, you’ve hit your happy ending. You’re in love again, not in a relationship (that didn’t work out), but with life. Now, you’re celebrating your independence with an evening at the beach, alone and content, as the credits roll. It might seem a bit of an odd placement with lines like, “What didn’t kill me never made me stronger“, but hear us out. ‘for a moment’ is a soft, melodic reminder that moving forward takes time. Healing is a journey…even if it’s a rocky one. Seems pretty fitting to us!
Plus, the visualizer is so relaxing! After you watch, make sure you click here to stream it on Spotify!
Regardless of where your story takes you, good music will always play a part. The right song can elevate any moment or bring a little joy when things seem gloomy. That’s what makes music such a beautiful thing. So, go for it! Grab those headphones and daydream. Life is a movie, and you’re the star!
Once you’ve come back to Earth, tell us in the comments about the story you created! We’re sure it’s a hit. Then, don’t forget to find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to rave about these incredible artists!
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