Self Care Sunday — May 7th, 2023
Even though self care should be practiced daily from emotional, physical and spiritual standpoints, Sundays should be days you give yourself added grace and extra tender care for the week you’ve had. With “Self Care Picks,” we select songs from the previous week to help give you that refresh that your mind, body and soul deserve. Also included are three additional songs that accent the forms of self care needed for an additional boost to provide you with all you may require for what lies ahead in the week to come.
‘Love Me Right’ — Pairing with Sevyn Streeter, Omarion sings a short but sweet duet that awakens the soul. With Sevyn layering on the tones of heaven and Omarion coming through with the bass (and excuses in song) behind him, makes for a quality ear pleasing experience.
‘Hold On’ — Reminiscing on the memories, Kayam along with an acoustic guitar looks back on the past highlighting the best parts of it, holding on to the best memories. Tone quite subtle and the lyrics memorable… The song gives calm after the storm and is a good closing or opening track to begin any activity of a self care day.
‘Mac N Cheese’ — There’s no better way to relax than to “go crazy” and Kay Cola does that with her latest offering of a sensual, sexual and informative song sure to entice your emotions from top to bottom. Breaking it down in the best way possible it’s a good way to explore something different and you may discover something you can find yourself returning to just as we did with this song.
‘Boys Do Cry’ — Getting straight to the point as the beat drops, Piff Marti gets to the issue at hand.. Individuals not giving men the space to be human and it is a much needed staple in the music space especially in Hip-Hop. A go to pick for Mental Health Awareness Month and everyday reminder that it’s ok to not be ok.
‘Luv (I Know I Want This For Real)’ — Tackling a topic that is never easy to discuss regardless of the millions of songs about it, Q brings that nostalgic 80s Phil Collins ‘In The Air Tonight’ feel to his debut album “Soul, Present” and it can be heard in this track heavily. An addictive trance of some sort, Q makes falling in love (and even wanting love) as beautiful as his voice.
Songs we also enjoyed:
- ‘DND’ — Will Gittens
- ‘Eve Gene’ — Kirby
- ‘Like I Should’ — Amari Noelle
- ‘Summer Hunger’ — Jidenna
Self-Care Spotlight: ‘Can’t Change’ — ChoMbae
Listen to this week’s “Self Care Picks” on Audiomack and YouTube Music.