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A Colorful Playlist To Perk Up Your Monday

A Colorful Playlist To Perk Up Your Monday

We’ve made this playlist to bring some color into your life. Colors aren’t just things you see—you can feel them, too (ed. note: especially if you have synesthesia). We say things like, “I feel blue today” or “I’m in a black mood.” While we’re not sure what feeling purple is like, we’re sure it’s amazing. We hope this colorful playlist helps get you through another gray Monday and that the beginning of your week can burst with color.

The list begins with Halsey’s “Colors” and the singer’s candy-coated vocals before shifting into Panic! At The Disco’s “Golden Days,” a celebration of nostalgia. “Red Balloon” by Charli XCX comes next with the pop songstress urging us to let go of our worries. Kesha rounds out the beginning of the list after Kelly Clarkson and Fleetwood Mac. The tempo decelerates with Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit,” an homage to Alice in Wonderland, and Lorde’s disaffected attitude in “White Teeth Teens.” Ciara’s sultry voice gifts us with a cover of “Paint It Black,” before the list’s rhythm changes with Chevelle’s “The Red” and Cher’s “Red.” Florence Welch positively scintillates in the Calvin Harris remix of “Spectrum,” and the list winds down with Jimi Hendrix, Lana Del Rey, and Cyndi Lauper.

Have a great day, darlings!



  1. “Colors” by Halsey, BADLANDS
  2. “Golden Days” by Panic! At The Disco, Death Of A Bachelor
  3. “Red Balloon” by Charli XCX, SUCKER
  4. “Brown Eyes” by Fleetwood Mac, Tusk
  5. “Behind These Hazel Eyes” by Kelly Clarkson, Breakaway
  6. “True Colors” by Zedd ft. Kesha, True Colors
  7. “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane, Surrealistic Pillow
  8. “White Teeth Teens” by Lorde, Pure Heroine
  9. “Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles, Alannah Myles
  10. “Paint It, Black” by Ciara, Paint It, Black
  11. “The Red” by Chevelle, Wonder What’s Next
  12. “Red” by Cher, Closer To The Truth
  13. “Spectrum (Say My Name) – Calvin Harris remix” by Florence + The Machine, Spectrum (Say My Name) EP
  14. “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced
  15. “Blue Jeans” by Lana Del Rey, Born To Die
  16. “Welcome To The Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance, The Black Parade
  17. “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper, True Colors



Eric is a proud member of a very extended family--one that doesn’t always understand what he’s up to these days, but supports him anyway.He graduated from his Houston high school with a diploma and an Associate’s degree (impressive, right?), graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in three years, and just completed a two-year master’s program at New Mexico Highlands University, where he wrote a creative writing thesis on the evolution of literary vampires.Shockingly, he has not been able to find a steady job with this knowledge.Eric likes to write fiction and is currently waiting to hear back from publishers about a manuscript he sent in.When he’s not writing about fake things, Eric enjoys talking about the elusive concept of Mexicanidad and what it means to be Mexican American in the United States.He is currently working on a memoir of sorts on his blog he is not reading or writing, Eric spends his time avoiding small children.He does not always succeed.
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