Music To Get You Through


photo courtesy of Sofia Guerra

Inkwell has compiled four playlists that have you covered.

Sofia Guerra

Social distancing and sheltering in place can be challenging, especially when it comes to keeping boredom at bay and staying motivated. Here, Inkwell has compiled four playlists to help you pass your time.


Here is a list of songs to listen to when you just want to relax. From Cage the Elephant’s guitar-centered love letter, Cigarette Daydreams, to Will Conolly’s quietly reassuring Europe, Inkwell’s Calm playlist is perfect to play in the background.

La Noche Eterna, El mató a un policía motorizado 

Cigarette Daydreams, Cage the Elephant

This Town, Kygo feat. Sasha Sloan

Sunrise – Grand Canyon Suite, Ferde Grofé

Europe, Will Conolly

Hometown Glory, Adele

Don’t Dream It’s Over, Crowded House

Lava, Still Woozy

comethru, Jeremy Zucker

Stolen Dance, Milky Chance

No Stars, Tommy Wallach


If you ever need a pick-me-up, or just want some music to fit your happy mood, Inkwell has you covered. This Upbeat playlist features selections like the contagiously lively Build Me Up Buttercup and LAUNDRY DAY’s reminiscent, richly-instrumented FRIENDS that will keep you smiling.


Shotgun, George Ezra

I Want You Back, The Jackson 5

Bennie And The Jets, Elton John

If You Want To, beabadoobee

Build Me Up Buttercup, The Foundations

This Life, Vampire Weekend

Littlest Things, Lily Allen

Hooked on a Feeling, Blue Swede

Red Prairie Dawn, Garry Harrison and the Mule Team

Kiss That Grrrl, Kate Nash


This playlist is great to put on when you’re in need of motivation while exercising. With songs like the explosive MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix), Muse’s electrifying take on rock, Starlight, and the boy band pop anthem Midnight Memories, this playlist is guaranteed to get you up and active.

I Like Me Better, Lauv

Graffiti, CHVRCHES

MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix), BTS, Desiigner, Steve Aoki

Pretty Girl, Clairo

Sick Muse, Metric

Starlight, Muse

What Does it Take, Jr Walker and the Allstars

Drop the Game, Flume and Nick Murphy

I Wanna Get Better, Bleachers

Midnight Memories, One Direction

Simplify, Young the Giant

Harlem, New Politics


When you’re feeling blue, sometimes all you really need is music to match. Inkwell’s Sad playlist features just the songs you need to hear when life is getting you down. With selections like Lorde’s hauntingly nostalgic Ribs and Labrinth’s slow, soulful ballad Jealous, this collection is the embodiment of sadness itself.

Ribs, Lorde

Numb, Carlos Vara

Let Me Down Slowly, Alec Benjamin

Landslide, Fleetwood Mac

Idle Town, Conan Gray

Hard to Say I’m Sorry, Chicago

Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol

Jealous, Labrinth

Going Home, Kenny G

Medicine, Daughter

Happiness is a butterfly, Lana Del Rey

Flowers, Anaïs Mitchell