This Mix Tape is called Just trying to help

To say I am an escapist would be an understatement. While I can masquerade as being socially capable the truth is that I feel most comfortable inside my head. However... When things feel bleak that space can feel less safe.

It's been hard to feel good lately. Walking a tightrope between angry and scared is not sustainable.

Music has always been the fastest way to calm myself down when I'm spiraling. How can things be so bad when this song is so beautiful/fun/amazing?

This mix is based on songs that have been in heavy rotation for me in the last 2-3 weeks. Some of them are ones I discovered in that time and others are jams that I've enjoyed for quite awhile.

I hope you enjoy it. I'm just trying to help.

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Song
Album / Compilation
Timestamp
Brick - Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody
Brick (1977)
00:00:00
Bartees Strange - Heavy Heart
Heavy Heart single (2022)
00:03:50
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions - Cut Me Down
Easy Pieces (1985)
00:08:03
Little Simz - Protect My Energy
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (2021)
00:12:21
Clip from The Wild Ones
00:15:28
Shout Out Louds - Show Me Something New
Work (2010)
00:15:32
Bobby Blue Bland - It's Not The Spotlight
His California Album (1973)
00:18:51
Common - So Far To Go
Finding Forever (2007)
00:22:39
The System - Come As You Are (Superstar)
Don't Disturb This Groove (1987)
00:26:47
Future Islands - King Of Sweden
King Of Sweden single (2022)
00:31:51
Ibeyi - Sister 2 Sister
Spell 31 (2022)
00:36:01
MANNEQUIN PUSSY - In Love Again
Patience (2019)
00:39:12
Clip from The State
00:43:16
The Autonomics - Nada Surf Hotel
Debt Sounds (2017)
00:43:20
The Cocteau Twins - Iceblink luck
Heaven or Las Vegas (1990)
00:46:18
Mor Mor - Heaven's Only Wishful (extended version)
Heavens Only Wishful EP (2018)
00:49:31
Arlo Parks - Portra 400
Collapsed In Sunbeams (2021)
00:54:49
Kali Uchis - Killer
Isolation (2018)
00:57:40
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