De-Stress Playlist

Natallie Mashian

Life Editor

As the quarter is coming to a close, we’re stressing over turning in our final papers and cramming in those last assignments. Here are a few songs that will allow you to take your mind off the work, and give you the power nap we all need.



Rhye’s Michael Milosh’s upcoming solo album, “Jetlag”, includes an array of songs about his deep love for his new place in life. The combination of the soft piano and his androgynous voice makes for the beautiful song, “Slow Down”, the first piece released from his album. The album will be released soon. 


Blue Hawaii

Raphaelle Standell-Preston and Alex Cowan are the electronic music duo who make up Blue Hawaii. “Try To Be” is a track that is sure to help you refresh your mind and refocus on your work.


Esperanza Spalding

Many remember Esperanza Spalding as the artist who defeated Justin Bieber at the Grammy Awards, winning Best New Artist of 2011 She proves her victory in the song Cinnamon Tree with her sweet and smooth voice. 


Janelle Monae

When one thinks of Janelle Monae, her upbeat tunes and retro hairdo come to mind. Her most recent album “The Electric Lady” features 19 psychedelic soul tracks. Her Target bonus track is a cover of Michael Jackson’s “I Want You Back.” You’ll be humming the sweet song all day long.