I grew up with my dad and uncle listening to music mostly based in Caribbean, America and England. In my family as we listen to music, we love to dance, celebrate, cry, think, and reflect. My uncle taught me that although words are important… it has to sound good too!
I recognize that not all of these songs will be for everyone, and if you start listening and it’s not your jam, that’s totally cool. But hopefully, for some of you, listening to this will help you feel less alone… or at the very least you’ll find some new favourite jams, because these songs slap!
The theme of water flows through most of the opening songs on this list. While there is no single meaning that the sea, rivers or rain have in literature or song, they are commonly metaphors for life and its challenges or for our longing for cleansing – both of which are certainly elements of this season we are walking through.