Dedicated to everyone still revising for exams and potentially slowly losing their minds…myself included.
This week has felt pretty intense; I now have less than a week until my exam, and although I’m feeling as well prepared as I can be, practicing and re-looking over my course content is beginning to drag. With that being said, I’m still pushing through my lulls in motivation, with a little help from my trusty iPod, and my friends of course. So I wanted to write a quick list of suggestions of bands/artists you may want to listen to in order to aid productivity.
I wouldn’t be getting through my revision without this lady. Admittedly some of her songs are quite melancholic, but they’re an easy listen, and good for quieter moments, or just when you’re trucking along nicely and want a rhythm to write to. (Favourite Songs: In the Middle, and Secret For the Mad- both from her EP ‘You’.)
Throw back to my mid teens when I didn’t listen to anything else…and yes, I still have their faces plastered on my walls at home. Both of FUN.’s albums have a complete variation of upbeat and slower songs, with a plethora of styles; so you’ll probably find something you like. This isn’t my go to for a particular purpose, I’ll stick it on any time! (Favourite Song: All Alone- from ‘Some Nights’.)
3.My Chemical Romance:
Being a little more specific and highlighting ‘The Black Parade’ as my album of choice. Loud, dark and honestly a good release, this is definitely for the moments when you need a pick-me-up of motivation. Probably best to turn this one up at home though…obviously to truly appreciate the music and not shout the lyrics as you simultaneously add the finishing touches to your notes. (Favourite Songs: Welcome To the Black Parade, and Mama.)
Okay, so I’m cheating with this one but musical theatre makes up about 80% of my revision playlist. Any mood, any style, and naturally I can sing a long whilst I’m working. Highlights include: Hamilton, The Greatest Showman, Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray and Chicago!
Best luck with your exams everyone, whether it’s at university, A-Levels, or GCSEs; you can do it-
Take Care Everyone, I’ll Speak to You All Soon!