Spring Break Playlist for 2018


Illustration by Sammie Herr

By Sammie Herr, News Section Editor

Listen to the playlist on Spotify here

Song: Curious

Artist: Hayley Kiyoko

Although the main focus is on the LGBTQ community, all people can relate to this song’s lyrics. High schoolers are in the process of growing up and finding themselves. They can connect to the passion, feelings and emotions behind the song of finding someone to love. The song has a beat that gets the adrenaline pumping.

“I like ‘Curious’ because it sounds very different than actual pop songs. Hayley Kiyoko is more honest about herself through her songs.”

-Moe White, 11


Song: 10,000 Emerald Pools

Artist: BØRNS

“10,000 Emerald Pools” starts off sounding chill, and it gives off a sort of desperate feeling. As it goes on, it gets a little more rock vibe to it. This piece illuminates a need for more time with the loved ones people are closest to. It almost takes someone on a journey to find the one someone loves. Listen to it during a breezy, sunny day to really feel what the lyrics are trying to communicate.

“He has an androgynous voice, and the way his music is produced sounds good because I like the beats. I like the way his voice sounds.”

-Tommy Dale-Derks, 11


Song: motherlove

Artist: Bea Miller

Bea Miller’s lyrics in this song is the gloating process after getting revenge toward exes or enemies. Listen to it when mad or sad and it will guarantee to make anyone feel better. It’s about getting hurt, but afterward getting to go back and emotionally tear someone down.


Song: Psycho

Artist: Post Malone (ft. Ty Dolla $ign)

Listen to the beat of this song while falling asleep. Imagine taking a nap on a gloomy day and drifting off to the slow, smooth rap of Post Malone. It just brings a calmness to ears and a relaxation to the mind, allowing one to drift off to a deep, full rest.

“Post Malone is a musical genius, and I like his style. I like how he fuses together rap with other styles of music. I think it sounds really cool.”
Sam Dwyer, 12


Song: Seventeen

Artist: Alessia Cara

With the school year coming to an end, a lot of upperclassmen get hit by this song. It’s about learning and growing. It’s about remembering good times throughout teen years. It centers on wanting to go back and relive the moments. Underclassmen can interpret this song  as a way to learn to live in the moment.

“I think Alessia Cara has a very chill vibe. Everything about her seems very natural and not forced like other artists. She just has natural talent.”

-Gabby Reed, 11


Song: Want You Back

Artist: 5 Seconds of Summer

This song came out a month ago, and it’s fresh and new. It’s about missing the feeling of love but not missing the person who was loved. The song is a big change from 5SOS’s usual sound and gives off a balanced rock and pop vibe, which evens out with deep meaning of the lyrics. It’s the perfect song to belt the song on a car ride or in the shower.

“I really like their new sound because it’s different and unique than their old stuff.”

-Maddi Sparks, 11


Song: Reflections On The Screen

Artist: Superorganism

The harmony in this song is unbelievable. It gives people a motivation to start standing up for what they believe in. It allows people to be heard and to be strong with their opinions. With all of the country’s events circulating politics, it might give people a voice for change.


Song: My My My!

Artist: Troye Sivan

“My My My!” is centered on the bittersweet emotions of relationships. Balanced between the rhythm and Sivan’s voice, it’s a song people could take a road trip to, just cruising down the road with the windows down and bopping heads to the beat.

“Troye’s accent and his music go together really well. I like his voice. It’s smooth and nice.”

-Autumn Lowery, 11