10 Songs That’ll Make You Feel Hopeful

It has been a tough week for everyone. From the basic human rights of people being blatantly challenged in Charlottesville to the recent act of terror in Barcelona, it’s been pretty bleak. In the famous lyrics of Fela Kuti, “Everything Scatter Scatter”. I feel overwhelmed and my heart is heavy and a lot of people feel this way too. But we must not give up hope or give into fear. I’ve selected 10 songs that’ll make you feel hopeful again. These are songs about hope, courage, defiance, and love for one another. Let music bring some kick back into our hearts and remind us to get together in unity and love. Enjoy

Macklemore feat Skylar Grey – Glorious


Leon Bridges – River


Sara Bareilles – Brave


Foy Vance and Ed Sheeran – Guiding Light


Chance the Rapper: Blessings (Reprise)


Andra Day – Rise Up 


Fun – Carry On

Andy Grammer – Keep Your Head Up


Rag’n’Bone Man – Grace


Needtobreathe, Gavin DeGraw- Brother


Bonus Song becasue sometimes you’ve just got to tell hateful people to shut up and sit down you know
 Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE


Jiji Majiri Ugboma


Jiji is a writer and self-acclaimed creative enthusiast. Her writing can be best described as heartfelt creative non-fiction. She writes opinion essays on social issues, current affairs, and her on-going quarter-life crisis. She has an MBA degree, a knack for entrepreneurship, and a love for Coffee and Chocolate desserts. She is also the editor of this site.