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

 

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Jiji Majiri Ugboma

Creative Director

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.