Happy Tuesday! Your friendly, neighborhood Steven here with Milk Crate #83. Today I’ve decided to fill this Milk Crate to the brim with uplifting and inspirational tracks, because sometimes life is difficult, but there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel, and fireworks at the end of a good set.
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1“Won’t Stop Running” – A Great Big World
Not too much that needs to be said about this track. A Great Big World has always been phenomenal at heart string-tugging, and “Won’t Stop Running” is no exception. Telling the stories of several individuals faced with adversity throughout their lives, this video is absolutely worth your time, and A Great Big World is absolutely worth your admiration.
2“Darkness in my Mind” – T-LUXX Feat. Nathan Brumley
T-LUXX is back at it again (not certain if white vans are included) and, per usual, he’s crushing it. His new track “Darkness in my Mind” is fantastic. Rife with heavy drops and optimism, the song is certain to give you the warm fuzzies while you get down.
3“Borrowed Lives” – Pierce Fulton
Do you like upbeat and cheerful tunes? Do you like music to force a smile onto your face even if you feel like being an Eeyore for the day? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, then you’ll love Pierce Fulton’s newest track. Bubbling over with positive energy and a very “all is well” type of attitude, “Borrowed Lives” is the anthem we all need for our busy and stressful lives.
4“Something Wild” – Andrew McMahon and Lindsey Stirling
We here at Milk Crater firmly believe in all things Andrew McMahon. As a cancer survivor and activist for other survivors who have limited support systems, we’re happy to say we worked with Andrew and the Dear Jack Foundation in our fledgling days. Combine his activism and musical talent with the absolute genius that is the superhuman Lindsey Stirling and you’ve got a combination that is literally unbeatable. Here’s hoping that Lindsey joins him at his show in Mountain View on Sunday. *HINT HINT*
5“Freefall” – Armin van Buuren
Genre: Uplifting Trance
I chose to include the video of Armin’s performance at Tomorrowland this past weekend rather than the official video, because fireworks and excellence. I spent most of Friday watching and re-watching this exact clip because everything about it is just so perfect. Even if the song/fireworks/joy isn’t your cup of tea, Armin’s floppy arm dance is the definition of inspirational.