I have met people who feel as though Hip Hop and R&B is strictly for the turn up. Obviously those of us who are true fans know that this is false. Hip Hop and R&B can be quite relaxing music, HeyFranHey is a social media influencer and podcast host who created this beautiful relaxing Hip Hop and R&B music playlist called The Cool Breeze.
This playlist is for chillin’ maybe for a nice bath with candles or for sitting by the window drinking tea. HeyFranHey even takes you through a breathing exercise mid-playlist. This music is great for the soul so sit back relax and let the music take over.
My top three favorite songs from the playlist are:
Podcasts are a great way to find out about new music. The podcasts do not even need to focus on music. Another Round is one of those podcasts the hosts of the podcast discuss topics such as pop culture, gender and race. A while back Another Round talked about Latin Culture and had on a guest Antonia Cerejidio to talk about Latin Music. Antonia Cerejidio created this incredible playlist that takes you through Latin music through the decades from Selena to Don Omar. The playlist Round’s Musical Timeline of Latin Migrations and Explosions
I was familiar with some of the music on the playlist. Many of us know who Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin are but I didn’t know who Romeo Santos or who J Balvin were along with some of the other artists on this playlist. Some of the songs are completely in Spanish and even though I do not speak Spanish I still enjoy many of those songs because you can feel the music. From top to bottom a great playlist it will make you want to dance and cry.You will learn about latin music artists from the past and present. Even if you don’t listen to Latin music or don’t speak Spanish some of these musicians will become your favorite artists you don’t understand.
I first came across Angelica Garcia’s song Orange Flower listening to one my favorite Podcast’s of all time NPR’s All Songs Considered. If you don’t listen to this podcast and you like finding new music check out this Podcast. According to NPR Garcia is originally from California but moved to my great homestate Virginia when she was in her late teens and that is when her music career began. Which I find kind of funny because usually people move from Virginia to California to start careers in music.
Am I halfway to red? And halfway to yellow?
I fell in love Garcia’s song Orange flower as soon as it I heard it. It is a blues rock song that I totally jam out to in my bedroom playing a little bit of air guitar. Garcia sings about what sounds to me an irritating boy who doesn’t know what he wants out of a relationship and keeps sending her mixed signals. “Am I halfway to red? Am I halfway to yellow?”is one of my favorite lines of the song. Check out the awesome quirky music video down below. The song is great, funny and you will want to make Angelica your best friend.