Paul Bradbury

Chronixx & Kabaka Pyramid, “Mi Alright”: Whether you believe in Jah, God, Buddha, Allah or just place your trust in the universe, “Mi Alright” will provide you with a sense of hope that things will get better. 
–Bianca Gracie

Bill Withers, “Lovely Day”: They say that you should speak things into existence, that if you want something bad enough, you should say it aloud and it will be made manifest. In “Lovely Day,” Bill Withers chants his mantra over and over: “It’s gonna be a lovely day.” (My mom told me that when she was a kid, she’d try to count the number of times he said “lovely day.”) Maybe it’s lofty to think that something good can come from merely just dreaming it out loud, but there’s no harm in trying. –Emilee Lindner

SZA feat. Isaiah Rashad, "Warm Winds": Anything that Solána Rowe (otherwise known as SZA) sings can instantly put my soul at ease, but hearing her coo “Dear God, make me a bird, so I can fly far, far away” can take me to a better, more peaceful place in the clouds. –Brooke Bunce

Michael Jackson, “Heal the World”: MJ is one of the most iconic artists of all time, and his message was clear: LOVE! He understood that LOVE is the answer and sang many songs to remind people to put their differences aside and love one another. "Heal the World" is a dose of music medicine we all could use right now. –Esteban Serrano

Zayn, “Do Something Good”: If you’re an herbal enthusiast, light one up and briefly escape your troubles with this empowering track. Bianca Gracie

Bob Marley, “Is This Love”: Love isn’t the only answer we need during these frustrating times, but it is key to helping our souls heal. –Bianca Gracie

Francis and the Lights feat. Bon Iver, "Friends": This song arriving yesterday afternoon was such a gift. I haven't felt this musically soothed and lifted, or repeated a single song over and over and over, in too long. –Zach Dionne

Dave Matthews Band, “Everyday”: Any time life is getting bit heavy, as it often does, this song and video never fails to cheer me up. Hope it does the same for anyone looking for a pick me up. –Juan Cadavid

Kanye West feat. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, The-Dream and Kirk Franklin, “Ultralight Beam”: Ye’s massive TLOP collaboration is a sense of comfort that’ll help try to hold on to some kind of faith. –Bianca Gracie

Tori Kelly, "Hollow": Unbreakable Smile is an album centered on uplifting pop cuts that don't play off trends, but instead have universal productions honed around the young star's remarkable vocals. The spiritually tinged single "Hollow" is perhaps one of the most healing of the tracks as Tori asks a higher power, "Hold me, wrap me in love.” Jeff Benjamin

Empire of the Sun, "Walking On A Dream”: Oldie, but this one will have you closing your eyes, dancing and feeling the electropop vibes. –Amissa Pitter

Rihanna, “Same Ol' Mistakes”: Drift away to a different world far away from your aches and cries with Rih’s hypnotizing cover of Tame Impala, if only for seven minutes. –Bianca Gracie

Ariana Grande, “Be Alright”: Sometimes you just need the affirmation: “We’re gonna be alright.” It’s why Kendrick Larmar’s song of a similar name has become a beam of hope in times of continuing racial injustice. With Grande’s simply sweet pledge to ward off the negative and a delightfully updated house beat, “Be Alright” is the perfect song to dance to alone or with others (or with your cat, like I do) for a little mood booster. Try it. It works. –Emilee Lindner

Alexi Murdoch, "Orange Sky": I've never not felt calm listening to Alexi, but "Orange Sky" in particular is a gently anthem for love, beauty and salvation. –Zach Dionne

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