Despite best laid plans, April always seems to be our busiest month. Although I’m committed to my goal of 5+ blog posts monthly in 2019 (read more about my goals and what I’ve been working on BTS), things have been quiet here at JustineCelina since mid-month — and for good reason! Between tax season (I went to art school, but thankfully Adam is an accountant!), tail ends of client projects, Easter and a lot of planning for upcoming partnerships, the past 2 weeks have been incredibly busy. I had a few posts scheduled, but it was a much more productive use of time to prioritize the business side of things while staying on top of my health and wellness (I’ve also still managed 3+ workout per week!). There were a lot of late nights and early mornings this month with ultra chill, relaxing, ambient tunes streaming through my speakers — and I’ve channeled them all into my April 2019 Soundtrack!
Without a doubt, this is definitely the chillest playlist I’ve ever published. I’m constantly listening to music while I work away — reading, writing, editing, planning, designing, photographing, conceptualizing (and list goes on!). This is why I gravitate towards music that encourages creative thought with minimal lyrics — and I discovered tons of new Spotify playlists to help keep my mind calm and focused. I’ve pulled my favourite tracks into this mellow, feel-good, 55 track playlist — if you’ve got a massive to-do list to tackle and are looking for some inspiring tunes to decorate your time, this soundtrack is for you!
Friends, welcome back for another Monthly Soundtrack! March was a very full month, brimming with tons of behind-the-scenes work — and my 2.5 hour March 2019 Soundtrack was pumping through the speakers the whole time! As the snow starts to melt, I find myself yearning for upbeat, uplifting, empowering music to ease the winter-to-spring transition — and I found so many incredible tracks this month to help me stay focused and inspired to continue working towards my goals. I also discovered Spotify’s Morning Motivation playlist and I’m convinced it made all those 5am starts more productive!
It’s difficult to choose favourites this month, but a few of my most played tracks include Golden Daze’s Blue Bell, Tove Styrke’s Sway, Glades Nervous Energy, Andrew Applepie’s Salted Caramel, Dominic Fike’s 3 Nights, WEALTHYSELF’s Million Dollar Mood, Sensi Sye’s Conscious, Blithe Field’s RD1, pronoun’s temporary tantrum, Shwayze’s Rich City, MorMor’s Outside, Wun Two’s Vio, filous’s All My Friends Are Rich, Joey Pecoraro’s Novice Juggler, Yumi Youma’s In Camera and SŸDE’s Above The Clouds. I hope you enjoy this eclectic, easy listening playlist as much as I do!
The shortest (and coldest!) month of the year is drawing to a close — and that means it’s time for my February 2019 Soundtrack! This cozy, intimate, 43 track playlist makes perfect background music for the office, your daily commute, relaxing at home or entertaining. It’s an eclectic, upbeat, chill mixture of everything I’ve had on repeat for the past month spanning genres — with a heavy focus on instrumental with a free spirited, folk-y twist!
I discovered tons of new tracks during February (and new music from a few of my favourite artists!), but Beauvois’s Fall Back, Anna of the North’s Leaning on Myself, Brett’s Tenenbaum, Star Slinger’s Choose Yourself (like the modern day version of Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen for creatives — anyone else remember that song?!), Richard Houghten’s Wind Travel, Koresma’s Canyon Walls, Arms and Sleepers I Miss The Melody Of, Dermot’s Kennedy’s After Rain, Roo Pains Silver Moon, Rand Aldo’s Tomorrow Will Save Us, Airwaves You Gotta Keep Moving, Astron’s Astral Projection, alt-J’s Warm Foothills, Villager’s Nothing Arrived, Jay Wolf & Day Wave’s Your Way, EREZ’s Runnin, Tim Legend’s When The World Ended and RKCB’s Flowers for Vases were on heavy rotation. Cozy up in front of the fireplace with a delicious glass of red wine or your favourite herbal tea and indulge your ears in the sweet musical styling of February’s Monthly Soundtrack!
Dry January is almost over — and that means I’m back with 2019’s first Monthly Soundtrack! While I’ll be very glad to indulge in a glass of wine on February 1st, abstaining from alcohol, getting back into my fitness regime, being more mindful with my time and taking a step back during the first 2 weeks of the month to get re-inspired, set intentions and plan for the for year has made for the most inspired and productive January I think I’ve ever had. I’m feeling so optimistic and excited to dive into 2019 — and this 3+ hour January 2019 Soundtrack fueled an absolutely fantastic month!
So, what tracks kept my motivation running at an all time high? The War On Drug’s Thinking of a Place will always remind me of our magical Canmore NYE getaway (I shared some highlights from our trip in this post) and I had tunes from The 1975, Phantastic Ferniture, Jordan Critz, Evolution of Stars, The American Dollar, Men I Trust, Aphex Twin, Lofive, Barrie, No Rome, Loyle Carner, Moon Moon Moon, KAWALA, flor, SOAK, ayokay, Bearson and Geographer on repeat. I hope you enjoy this lighthearted, eclectic playlist!
As 2018 draws to a close, I’m sharing two fresh playlists for all your NYE listening needs! First up, my December Soundtrack — a short n’ sweet playlist featuring 33 of my favourite tracks from the month, including a few alternative, jazzy, chilled-out Christmas tunes thrown in at the end for good measure! A handful of my favourite tracks from this past month include Chill Cole’s The Infinite Dreamer, Ariana Grande’s thank u, next (it’s just so damn catchy and the music video was amazing!), Grapel’s Sucker, Chain Wallet’s No Ritual, Mishega’s Episodes, Galavant Cross’s Needless To Say, The Raveonettes The Christmas Song, Nikki Lane’s Falalalalove Ya, Laura Gibson’s Silver Bells, The Ronette’s Sleigh Ride and The Head and The Heart’s What Are You Doing New Years Eve?
If you’re in need of even more fresh tunes, check out my Spotify-generated 2018 Soundtrack, featuring my 100 most played songs from 2018! I really look forward to these automatically compiled, year-in-review playlists — they bring back the best memories. If you’re looking for some easy listening music to enjoy as we wind down 2018, this is your playlist. Whether you’re staying in or enjoying a night out, I hope you all have a fun, safe and happy New Years Eve! Thank you for spending a little bit of the last day of 2018 with me and for your continued support here at JustineCelina! Happy New Year and cheers to a fabulous 2019!
It’s time for another Monthly Soundtrack — and I truly can’t believe the last month of autumn is coming to a close! My November 2018 Soundtrack is a mixture of super chill, upbeat, electronic and instrumental with a sprinkling of hip-hop — making for an easy-listening playlist, no matter what you’re in the mood for! This soundtrack is a bit longer than usual, featuring over 3 hours of my favourite fall tunes — I discovered so many new, inspiring artists this past month! I hope you enjoy them, too.
November’s standout tracks include Washed Out’s Chimes, Total Giovanni’s Human Animal (this track gives me major LCD Soundsystem vibes!), Nuages Lost, Mishega’s Home, Koan’s The Light of Sleeping Star, Blue Wednesday’s Sweet Berry Wine, Hiatus’s Youth, Social House & Lil Yatchy’s Magic in the Hamptons, Ryan Pulford’s Better Off Alone, Papadosio’s Fanfare for the Rain People, Funkmammoth’s Sherwood Stroll, List’s Cut to Now, Anderson.Paak’s Sweet Chick (warning: very explicit but very catchy!) and Kurt Vile’s Life Like This. Wishing you all a happy holiday season as we head into December — I have so much exciting content I can’t wait to share!
Better late than never, right?! My October 2018 Soundtrack is the last regularly scheduled post I missed during my forced intermission — but I did want to get it out for you! As you’ve probably gathered, October was an extremely stressful month, but these are the tunes that kept me going! As always, this Monthly Soundtrack is a mashup of musical genres, artists and moods — 2.5 hours of everything my ears enjoyed most last month, with a healthy dose of calming instrumental. If you’re looking for some fresh, inspiring tunes to listen to while you work, think, create, get your sweat on, relax at home, hang out with friends or enjoy a long drive, this soundtrack is for you!
Some of my most played tracks during October included The Echelon Effect’s Your First Light My Eventide, Bon Vie’s Entirety, Tracey Chattaway’s Light The Night, Kiiara’s Gloe, Equanimous’s Forest, Dreamer’s Delight’s Starborne, Attom’s Golden Hour, Middle Kids Salt Eyes, Only Evening’s Emily and Blackbird Blackbird’s B There 2 Hold You. I hope you enjoy one of the more chill playlists I’ve published here at JustineCelina over the years and that it brings your some peace and tranquility during these busy, pre-holiday times!