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Music I live by – Welcome to my little record store

There are some songs that accompany my life like a personal soundtrack. Some moments only become as special as they are, when you add music, almost like in a movie. An instant of unreal beauty in everyday life. Welcome to my little record store, where I share with you the music I live by and  all the recommendations are for free. 

I often work in Cafés and I like hang out with friends there. My newest discovery fits that laid back café atmosphere, it’s a special production from Israel called Shanti. This enchanting melody soothes me and puts dreamy pictures of the dessert in my head. If I need a break during the day or a song to unwind in the evening, Shanti (שאנטי) is my go to choice.

Music I live by, coffee

Feelings and Music

Music is so powerful, it can easily alter my mood. I noticed that, when I listend too much to sad songs and as a result I felt really low. For this reason, I am careful to only emphasize emotions with music that I really want to cherish.

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by love and gratefulness for all the people that make my life special. Mostly these sentiments overcome me when I sit in my armchair by myself and ponder about the beautiful things that keep happening to me. This is the right moment for All of Me – John Legend.

Inspiring tunes

Music greatly influences my writing, but I feel that I have to be precise with my choice, as a song might divert my attention from the topic I want to focus on. To keep my concentration and still enjoy the stimulating energy of music, I choose low key trip hop music like Massive Attack. I find that their album Mezzanine is perfect for my work flow, the soothing beat helps me stop thinking too much and just get into a flow of creativity.

music I live by, Effi Lind

 Have an inspired day and don’t forget to tell me what music you live by.

Here you can listen to the whole spotify playlist.

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Thomas Faber
    March 15 at 8:16

    Thanks for your post. I can recommend Dexter Britain. It is the perfect sound for quiet hours when I am wondering about the world and it is also nice as background music for a good read or when I write letters. 🙂

    • Reply
      Effi Lind
      March 15 at 8:33

      Thank you, I am gonna check it out 🙂

  • Reply
    Philip Mauro
    March 15 at 13:41

    I appreciate your insight into the effect of music. It’s an important truth that music can easily create mental states.

    • Reply
      Effi Lind
      March 15 at 15:36

      Thank you, Philip

      • Reply
        VIPUL M DESAI
        March 15 at 15:51

        “Without music, life would be a mistake.”
        ― Friedrich Nietzsche

        • Reply
          Effi Lind
          March 15 at 16:09

          Great quote, I agree.

  • Reply
    Sabrina
    March 21 at 19:54

    “ohne musik wäre das leben ein irrtum” – friedrich nietzsche

    true words!
    i can’t imagine my life without music. my playlist is full of songs for every kind of mood! 🙂
    thx for your list. one of my favourites are the xx (intro) and massive attack (teardrop)! very good ones! ♡♡
    i’ll also listen to the others and i’m sure i can pimp my playlist with one… two… more of your songs! 😉
    greets, sabrina

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