What is the song that relaxes you?
Kathryn Palmer, a junior from Mesa, Arizona, majoring in Hawaiian studies, said Clogs’ instrumental song “Colony Theme” inspires her with hopeful thoughts in times of distress. She shared that the earthy tone of the song brings her peace of mind and helps her come to terms with a breakup she had last year. “It helped me come to terms with that and brought me to a place of acceptance.”
Parker Bennett, a junior from Holladay, Utah, majoring in social work, said Hugh Jackman’s song “From Now On” helps him know he’s capable of becoming better. Bennett shared the song reminding him that it’s never too late to change and achieve your goals. “There’s a great sense of calm when we know we’re in control of something because we have so little control over it.”
Isabel Hirst, a sophomore from Spanish Fork, Utah, majoring in elementary education, shared Jon Bellion’s “The Weight of the World” motivates her in times of stress. Hirst said Bellion’s song is about finding hope and support and helped her through her own adversity. She said the song reminded her of family and friends because she first discovered it on her brother’s playlist and was inspired to talk to him, as she hadn’t spoken to him in a long time. . “I listen to it almost every day. [whenever] I become stressed, anxious or depressed.
Tanner Tueller, a Laie senior specializing in supply chain management, said “Wanderlust,” an AK instrumental song, helps him relax while studying. Tueller shared that he listens to AK’s song while studying for exams to help him relax. “I feel like I’ve used my brain so much to remember everything, [and] it makes it easier to take my quizzes and tests. … [The song] helps me feel that I can do it.