If there is anything worth losing yourself in, it’s playlists. You know about the saying, ‘Time flies when you’re having fun,’ right? Well, get ready to spread your wings with this Indiemono playlist.
Indiemono Playlist: 5 Top Songs from “feels like life flies”
As usual, we’ll get up close and personal with a selected few in case you don’t have time to listen to the full playlist right now.
“Someday” by The Strokes
“Someday” is a song by the American rock band The Strokes. It was released as the second single from their debut album Is This It (2001) and written by Julian Casablancas, the lead vocalist. If you heard it before, you may remember a catchy melody and lyrics that revolve around nostalgia and uncertainty.
In many ways, still miss the good old days
Yeah, it hurts to say, but I want you to stay
Although it’s not always the case, looking back at better times sometimes speeds up the present. Sometimes, just sometimes.
“Time to Pretend” by MGMT
This track by the American rock band MGMT was released as a single in 2005 and later included in their debut album Oracular Spectacular (2007). To this day, it’s possibly one of their most iconic tracks that expresses a desire for fame and the disillusionment that often comes after:
This is our decision to live fast and die young
We’ve got the vision, now let’s have some fun
Yeah, it’s overwhelming, but what else can we do?
Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute?
Whether you’re a musician or not, it’s likely that this feeling of escapism is relatable and another state that makes the life of a musician fly by.
“Busy” by Oscar Welsh
“Busy” by Oscar Scheller, aka Oscar Welsh, explores the feeling of being overwhelmed and disconnected in a fast-paced, modern world. Sound familiar?
It touches on themes of loneliness, technology, and the challenges of maintaining meaningful connections with others while dealing with the demands and distractions of everyday life.
In a world where people are constantly on the move and worried about themselves, finding and maintaining that special connection seems light-years away:
If it’s in south don’t bell me I’m busy,
I ain’t in the mood, Don’t know bout you
Zoom through the city
Could be cooking up beats in the kitchen,
Don’t bell me I’m busy,
Running for the tube, late night commute
I’m busy but I’m free on the weekend
Time flies when you’re having fun, or busy as hell!
“Summer” by Bored at My Grandmas House
You call yourself Bored At My Grandma’s House, aka BAMGH, and you just have to assume it’s going to be something worth your while, right? This British indie pop band is led by singer-songwriter Amber Strawbridge who gifts you with her vocals in this track released in 2020:
Summer, lying in the sun
Counting days one by one
We were young, we were in love
Now we’re just dreaming of
Although summer is in the past, it’s nice to go back to that dreamy and reflective atmosphere that best describes this season. If you’re longing for those summer days or love, this song will definitely make your day go a bit faster. After all, that’s what daydreaming is all about.
“Deadline” by GROUPLOVE
The American indie pop band GROUPLOVE released this song as a single in 2020, which was then featured in their album This Is This (2021). From feeling the pressure to meet deadlines to the general challenges we face in life, there’s no better way to express those ‘back-to-routine’ feels, right?
But we can go even deeper and say that some parts of the song, are hinting at a realization that time is limited and mortality is a certainty.
Deadline, in my face
I’ll make it up in the morning
I’ll give it up, give it up, give it up when I want to.
Whatever deadline you’re facing today, we recommend taking the time to hit play and try to see life in a different way. After all, it flies, whether you’re enjoying it or not.