I love jamming out to some good tunes and humming along to new songs that I don’t know the lyrics to, but the best part of my playlist is that there are so many different inspirational genres and artists.
I am feeling ‘Alright’ by Kendrick Lamar right now. Something about the lyrics just makes me feel safe and comfortable. This song wasn’t on my top most 25 played until December and since then I have definitely had some time to reflect. I think the song is telling me I am going to be just fine. I know I have my family, my friends, my faith, and myself to lean on. I feel this song embraces my position in the black community. The cruel, unjust, scared, dark society today sometimes gets to me and I lose myself (meaning I don’t know if myself or a loved one will be next, or I don’t know how to handle this society, etc.). This song is a great pick me up for just that, lost, scared, worried, confused. In the end we all are going to be ‘alright’. When I am feeling this way or I get worried when I hear my brothers and sisters are being targeted when unarmed, this song helps to bring a little closure and clarity.
If you are feeling lost, having some doubts, or just need some motivation go check this song out.
Confidence. Dream. Inspire.