On Replay | Fall 2018 Playlist

This is a Francophile lifestyle blog—so why do you see random pop song blog posts here?

Full Disclosure: one of the reasons why is because the lyric graphics I make perform well on Pinterest. If you’re a blogger or social media marketer, you understand that viral pins can help bolster web traffic. It’s not the most altruistic motive, but I’m just trying the best I can to manage my time to drive traffic to my blog while juggling new blog post writing and my virtual assistant side-hustle, not to mention working my full-time job…

However, web traffic is not the main reason behind the music posts.

When I share favorite songs on the blog, they typically summarize how I feel about things I’m going through at the time of posting. The music speaks for what I can’t openly discuss on social media. In the past, they’ve spoken for unhealthy relationships, complicated situations, difficult times.

The collection of songs I currently have on replay have served me well since late summer. A lot has gone on in my life recently—or maybe it’s only the rapid torrent of thoughts that I tend to keep to myself.

I don’t know anymore. All I can do is do my best to keep up.

Happy Now—Zedd, Elley Duhé 

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By Your Side—Jonas Blue

By Your Side Jonas Blue


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Happier—Marshmello feat. Bastille

Happier Marshmello Bastille lyrics

Without Me—Halsey

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Sunflower—Post Malone, Swae Lee

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It’s clear that the over-arching themes in this playlist amount to a blend of forgiveness and surrender…or lack thereof.

In that sense, the suggestion of pessimism is quite relevant to a Francophile lifestyle blog. The heart of everything—beautiful or difficult or both or something in the middle—is embedded with a darkness, an unanswered wonder of possibilities that will never happen or the stark reality of what exists.

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A Francophile based in coastal New England

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