Music shapes and confirms my emotions. When I travel, I have to associate my experiences with music based on my mood. It’s that simple.
I traveled abroad three times this year and visited London, Munich, Geneva, Paris, Yvoire (France), and The Hague. With the advent of Spotify and cloud-based music, I’ve been able to pull up my favorite songs and discover others along the way.
My old-school Nano stays with me when I’m offline and don’t want to use up my data plan. However, when I’m on a train such as when I was going from The Hague to Paris on Thalys, I just want to experience my music. Sound familiar?
Here are my top five songs from my trips this past year in no particular order:
- Goldfrapp “Head First”. The whole album is a throwback. I’m in my 40s and like high-energy, synth-y music. Listen while traveling from The Hague to Paris.
- Class Actress “Keep You”. Yep, this one has synths and power. It’s the best song to listen to when exploring in a good mood. It’s also good for running in unknown territory.
- Frankie Rose “Into Blue”. Amazing! Don’t question it; just go with it. Also, listen to the whole album. You’ll be amazed.
- Marnie “We Are the Sea”. Have you ever been on Amtrak from DC to NYC? Listen, absorb, and be glad you’re seated in the Quiet Car.
- First Aid Kit “Emmylou”. I had the pleasure of seeing them in DC a year ago. They are amazing and remind me of my teenage years.
Do you have travel music? Leave me a message and I’ll post them.