New Music December 2022: Local Boston Concerts, New Album Releases | BU Today – Boston University

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Welcome back, Terriers, to our monthly column “What’s Hot in Music.”
By now you’ve seen the results of your Spotify Wrapped and probably realize you need some new music. Don’t worry, we’re here with recommendations of new-to-you artists, albums, and live shows in the Boston area to check out. And since it’s December, we’re also throwing in ideas for holiday-themed concerts in Boston this month, from Kiss 108’s Jingle Ball to the Boston Pops holiday concerts.
Olly Murs has had some big hits over the years, including “Troublemaker” and “Dance with Me Tonight,” and this new album (released on December 2) builds off of his already successful résumé. Marry Me is Murs’ seventh album and the 11 song, 37-minute collection does not disappoint. “Marry Me” is the standout and has the same upbeat pace and catchy chorus he’s been known for in his career. The song’s pre-chorus is really what sets the stage, though: “No more wastin’ time/Let’s face it/Take my hand/’Cause if we don’t try, then I guess we’ll never know.” Murs is a talented musician who has had a strong career thus far and this album puts his talent on display once again.
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On December 2, rapper Babyface Ray released his second full-length studio album of 2022, and it contains some of his best work, including his recent singles “Nice Guy” and “Spend It.” The album’s songs have great beats and a good rhythm, strong picks for a listen in the car (with the bass turned up) or at the gym. The beats go well with the other instruments in each song—for example, the way they mix with the piano in “Corner Suite,” “Spill My Cup,” and “Waves on Every Chain.” The latter song’s lyrics have a great cadence and appear to address the speaker’s struggle with addiction: “Relationship kind of toxic, fell in love with drugs/Fell through with the mob, they ran out of ones/Stackin’ paper, couple watches, pass it to my sons/Then I know who love me and who don’t, I can feel this shit/It ain’t hard to put this shit on wax, ’cause I’m livin’ it.” Do not miss this 18-song album from Babyface Ray.
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The Alabama Shakes are reissuing their debut album, Boys & Girls, to mark its 10th anniversary, on December 9. The deluxe album will feature the original 11 tracks from the 2012 album, plus a bonus track, “Heavy Chevy.” The album also features all 12 tracks from the Los Angeles radio station KCRW. Boys & Girls was hailed one of the best albums of the year by Rolling Stone when it was released, and lead single “Hold On” (arguably the band’s most recognizable song) was also voted the year’s best song. The album entered Billboard’s Independent Albums chart at No. 1 and went on to attain platinum certification (one million units sold), earning the band multiple Grammy nominations. This two-disc deluxe edition album is absolutely worth checking out. Learn more about how you can preorder the album here.
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Alabama Shakes is not the only legendary rock band releasing a deluxe album on December 9. Kentucky-based rock band My Morning Jacket is releasing a deluxe edition of their Grammy Award–nominated sixth studio album, Circuital. The album will be available in three unique vinyl variants, “Setting Sun” (orange vinyl mixed with bright transparent yellow), “Lucifer’s Beach” (opaque blue and ultra-clear marble colored vinyl), and “Inner Light” (neon magenta vinyl mixed with ultra-clear swirl). The album also includes the premiere of “Circuital (First Band Demo),” which is available here now. Circuital might be My Morning Jacket’s best album, and this deluxe edition is going to be a great listen.
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Gryffin, Big Night Live, 110 Causeway St., Boston, Saturday, December 10, 11 pm. Purchase tickets, starting at $87, here.
This month, melodic house artist Gryffin will be getting the party started at one of Boston’s most electric music venues—the DJ is coming to Big Night Live on December 10 for a 21-plus show. Gryffin started releasing his own music in 2016, and one of his first songs, “Whole Heart,” a collaboration with electric-pop artist Bipolar Sunshine, is still one of his most popular. He has said that the song “represents a developing maturity of my sound and depth of songwriting.” Gryffin established himself as one of the world’s most popular DJs when he released his 2017 hit single “Feel Good,” with DJ Illenium and singer Daya. The song helped him gain national recognition, and he has sold out popular music venues such as The Novo in Los Angeles. He said in a 2016 interview that he incorporates a lot of piano and guitar into his music “to make a hybrid of electric and organic type sounds.” Gryffin is about to hit it big, and fans should seize the opportunity to see him now while they have the chance. 
Jingle Ball, TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, Sunday, December 11, 6 pm. Purchase tickets, starting at $110, here.
Kiss 108’s annual holiday concert is back and this year’s lineup is an exciting one. Jack Harlow, Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato, The Kid LAROI, Lauv, Tate McRae, Dove Cameron, Jax, and Nicky Youre will be performing December 11 at TD Garden. This concert is one of Boston’s best and most popular annual traditions, and it’s usually sold out, with close to 20,000 fans. This lineup offers a wide variety of musical genres, with artists performing their most popular songs, and usually some holiday music covers, too.
Modest Mouse, Roadrunner, 89 Guest St., Allston, Friday, December 16, 8 pm. Purchase tickets, starting at $103, here.
Modest Mouse highlights a packed list of bands coming to Roadrunner this month, playing there on December 16. The Portland, Oregon–based rock band has been performing since 1992 and is currently on a 17-concert, 14-city tour, with a dozen more scheduled this year. Modest Mouse, whose name comes from a Virginia Woolf book that describes the poor as “modest, mouse-like people,” is a fun band to see live, and their 2004 hit single “Float On” has a guitar riff that most rock and roll fans can easily recognize. 
Brett Eldredge, Orpheum Theater, One Hamilton Place, Boston, Tuesday, December 20, and Wednesday, December 21, 8 pm. Purchase tickets for Tuesday, starting at $33, here, and Wednesday, starting at $62, here.
Brett Eldredge is coming to Boston for not one, but two concerts this December, at the Orpheum Theater on December 20 and 21. Eldredge has had five number-one singles on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, and has been a prominent voice in country music for a long time. He’s enjoyed significant popularity during the holiday season since he released his first Christmas album, Glow, in 2016, covering some of the most popular holiday songs, like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Silent Night,” and “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” Currently three of his five most popular songs on Spotify are holiday songs. Eldredge’s deep and soothing voice is well-suited to holiday music, and it’s easy to understand why he decided to book two nights in Boston this December. 
The 2022 Holiday Pops, Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. Ticket prices vary each night. View the full 2022 calendar here.
The Boston Pops are back for another holiday season at world-famous Symphony Hall. The Pops have been performing these concerts since 1973, and every year the atmosphere at Symphony Hall is festive. Led by Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart (Hon.’04) and James Burton, Boston Symphony Orchestra choral director and a College of Fine Arts master lecturer, the concerts are filled with holiday favorites, jubilant sing-alongs, and a visit from Santa Claus. Parents and caregivers can also take advantage of the shorter matinee performances for children and the sensory-friendly performances. 
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How to Record Videos on iPhone without interrupting your music –

Nowadays, it’s easy to become a vlogger or even an amateur “cameramen” thanks to the evolutions in smartphone cameras. Coupled with advanced applications, you can record videos and quickly have them ready for sharing. Sometimes you’re listening to cool music to get inspired, and once you open the video recording the music is gone. Through this article, we’ll teach you (via) how to bypass hit behavior on the Apple iPhone lineup. You’ll be able to record a video on your device while playing music from any app.
It has been a common behavior on iPhone video recording to stop the music in the background once you start video recording. That’s something for convenience, after all, maybe you don’t want your music to ruin the footage right? The problem is when you don’t have the option to keep the music playing. At least, there is an option for iPhone users now. The trick is quite simple and won’t require advanced knowledge.
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The process is simple as it is. Once you do the above steps, you’ll be ready to keep the music playing while recording your videos on your iPhone. To check the results, you just need to head to the Photos app. The video will be there and you can hear the music in the background when it’s played. That’s a neat trick that can be helpful to add music segments without having to edit the video on external tools.
If you’re interested in other cool iPhone tricks to make your battery last longer, check out this tutorial. Or if you’re looking for useful apps, check out this nice list of apps with Live Activities enabled.
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Hottest New Music Album Releases Coming Your Way In November – Augustman Singapore

As the year comes to a close, upcoming new music releases are here as the perfect precursor to the jolly holiday season. Be it the Christmas festivities or even the anticipation of a new year, these music albums releasing in November 2022 are just in time to ring in the dazzling season and amplify the celebrations.
From long plays (LPs) and extended plays (EPs) to deluxe edition drops and fresh studio albums, new music releases are always a great way to be abreast with what’s brewing in the entertainment world. Although November looks quite spaced out and at ease in terms of important titles and major names, it does have a few old classic albums by icons such as Michael Jackson and Guns n Roses lined up for a reprised and upgraded release.
October 2022 was dotted with some of the most incredible and highly anticipated albums. While Taylor Swift’s Midnights caused a massive wave in the music universe, several other rock and indie numbers grabbed major attention too.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers dropped their second album of the year, titled Return of the Dream Canteen; rapper Lil Baby released his third studio album, It’s Only Me; Arctic Monkeys released The Car and Revolver (Super Deluxe Edition) by The Beatles also rolled out in October 2022.
Also, Lee Fields’ Sentimental Fool, Natalia Lafourcade’s De Todas las Flores and Here It Is: A Tribute To Leonard Cohen featuring various artists such as Norah Jones, Iggy Pop and James Taylor, were among other noted album releases of last month.

Like October, the upcoming albums of November 2022 too have a good mix of all genres and artists. From Louis Tomlinson’s newest album Faith in the Future and Only the Strong Survive by Bruce Springsteen to Michael Jackson’s Thriller 40 and Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden, there are a whole lot of vinyl reissue releases and remastered albums, as well as fresh music, drops to look forward to.
Elvis on Tour by Elvis Presley is another major vinyl reissue that is expected to roll out soon, but fans might have to wait as its release date has been removed from November.
So, keep your devices charged because it’s time to refresh your playlists and make way for some new music albums.
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Release date: 4 November
Genre: Electronic Dance
As the iconic 1997 Spice Girls album Spiceworld turns 25, the band, comprising Victoria Beckham, Melanie ‘Mel B’ Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie ‘Mel C’ Chisholm and Geri Halliwell Horner, has curated this special expanded edition to celebrate the chart-topping album with unreleased bonus tracks and B-side songs.
The digital deluxe rendition has a slew of live songs from the girl group’s 1997/1998 tour of North America, Europe and the UK and a new remix of “Viva Forever.” Besides the ten songs from the original album, this upcoming drop also has a demo version of “Step To Me” and to end things on a high jazzy note, the album is finished off by a special “Spice Girls Party Mix.”
Besides this, the sensational girl band released this 25th anniversary edition as a 2CD/hardback book package and other versions on vinyl and cassette.
Release date: 11 November
Genre: Pop
On 31 August 2022, the former One Direction member announced on Twitter that his second LP was scheduled to roll out in November. Along with the announcement, Tomlinson also shared the complete tracklist consisting of 14 songs revolving around varying moods. As a forerunner to the release, he also released two of them — “Bigger Than Me” and “Out of my System.”
The album is available in both CD and vinyl editions. In fact, a special 2LP version contains two added songs — “Headline” and “Holding on to Heartache.” The “Defenceless” singer is also slated to embark on a Faith in the Future Europe tour which shall commence in August 2023 and conclude in November 2023.
Release date: 11 November
Genre: Rock, soul
Marking Springsteen’s 21st studio album, Only the Strong Survive is a compilation of 15 ‘soul music gems’ drawn from the catalogues of Motown, Gamble and Huff and Stax records. It features renditions by guest vocalist and soul maestro Sam Moore, contributions from the E Street Horns and string arrangements by Rob Mathes.
In an announcement video dated 29 September 2022, Springsteen said, “I wanted to make an album where I just sang.” He also added that he wanted to “Make some music that is centered around singing, around challenging my voice. And, not everyone realises that they have a ‘badass’ voice at 73.”
The album has been produced by Rob Lebret, and its song “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” was released in September 2022.
Release date: 11 November
Genre: Rock
Revered rock band Guns N’ Roses is back in the hood with a vinyl reissue of their two 1991 albums — Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II. The super deluxe box set is complete with 97 tracks (of which 63 are absolutely new), a 100-page book with unseen photos, archives and memorabilia.
This is the first time that the albums are being remastered and this box set is available in a number of variations such as CD and BluRay, LP and BluRay, digital download and streaming. The super deluxe edition takes things to a higher level and consists of a 7CD and BluRay collection.
Release date: 18 November
Genre: R&B/Soul, Dance/Electronic
Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the upcoming releases, this vinyl reissue marks the 40th anniversary of MJ’s sixth studio album. Released by Sony Music Entertainment, this reprised version of the 1982 smasher hit and one of his biggest-selling global albums comprises MJ’s seven hit numbers including “Carousel,” “What a Lovely Way to Go,” “The Toy” and other songs which couldn’t be a part of the original album.
After its release, Thriller bagged eight Grammy Awards, including the coveted Album of the Year. To commemorate its anniversary, Sony also teamed up with the Jackson estate to work on a documentary helmed by historian Nelson George.
Release date: 18 November
Genre: Metal
Released via Warner Music, this triple vinyl reissue celebrates 40 years of Iron Maiden’s seminal third album. The original album garnered unparalleled global attention and gave metalheads one of the most successful metal bands ever and was also the first to feature Bruce Dickinson on vocals.
This new The Number of the Beast issue includes Beast Over Hammersmith. According to the band’s official website, it is to be on vinyl for the first time and features “the live concert from March 1982’s now legendary Hammersmith Odeon London show from the Beast On The Road World Tour.” The box set also includes never-seen-before liner notes by band founder and bassist Steve Harris along with expanded artworks from the CDs of Beast Over Hammersmith. Till now, they were only available in the Limited Edition Eddie’s Archive box set released in 2002.
Release date: 18 November
Genre: Rock, Alternative Indie, Hip Hop
Right on the heels of Toast, released July 2022, Neil Young is back with his newest album and 15th joint project with his band Crazy Horse. Titled World Record, the 11-part album is produced by Young himself along with Rick Rubin, which was recorded at the latter’s Malibu studio.
One of the highly anticipated new music releases, the album resonates with the current times as it explores the themes of the planet’s future, the beauty of the earth and Young’s love for cars. On 30 September, the group launched the lead song of the album named “Love Earth” which highlights the beauty of the open skies and romanticises the lapping waters. This was followed by the release of another single from the album, “Break The Chain,” on 21 October.
Release date: 18 November
Genre: Rock, Pop, Surf
This is a new box set by the American rock and surf music band The Beach Boys, comprising remastered music from the group’s 1972 album Carl and the Passions – “So Tough” and 1973’s Holland.
Available in a 6CD or 5LP+7″ box set, the Sail on Sailor: 1972 features a host of songs from these two albums as well as several unreleased outtakes, live recordings, demos and even instructions on how to listen to the tracks. Interestingly, out of the 105 songs, 80 are absolutely new and the grand super deluxe edition also comes with a 48-page booklet with notes by Howie Edelson, several unseen photos and other band archival collectables.
Besides this, there are two other physical versions — a 2LP+7″ set and a 2CD deluxe set. The former features the remastered albums as well as a large seven-inch single vinyl from the bigger set with Mount Vernon and Fairway (A Fairytale) and the latter features all this along with 18 bonus tracks.
Release date: 25 November
Genre: Dance/Electronic, Alternate/Indie
Released by Tresor, Waajeed’s Memoirs of high-tech Jazz is inspired by the revolutionary upheavals and resistance shown by the black community against the oppressors in Detroit. The album goes beyond these dark gloomy aspects of the black community and celebrates the essence of leisure and playfulness in their lives. Offering a respite from the mundane harsh workstyle of the Midwest, the album is also a reminder of the joy and pleasure of the place and mind.
Running up to the release date, Waajeed also released one of the nine tracks of the album titled “Motor City Madness” on 23 August 2022.
Release date: 25 November
Genre: Seasonal/Rock, Blues
Part of new music releases of the Black Friday event of Record Store Day, Paris Blues is a 9-track-long LP. Termed as the band’s last known unissued studio recording, the limited-edition album features cover art by guitarist Robby Kreiger and will be made available in just 10,000 blue translucent vinyl at some music stores.
The title track is what piques the interest of most fans of The Doors. Although its origins still remain blurred, they can be traced to the recording of The Soft Parade (1969) or L.A. Woman (1971). Its master tape was also lost, however, thanks to technology and creative editing, the song has been brought back to prominence.
This upcoming album features two unreleased live duo recordings of Kreiger and singer Jim Morrison, and The Soft Parade outtakes on one side, while the other side has songs from Live in Vancouver 1970 featuring vocals by Albert King, which were initially released in 2010.
Release date: 25 November
Genre: Pop
A dive into the ‘Hunky Dory’ era, this remastered box set draws heavy influence from David Bowie’s 1971 album Hunky Dory. Released in a four-CD, one Blu ray box set and digital equivalent, the album comprises “48 previously unreleased tracks/demos from the period, and new alternative mixes of Hunky Dory tracks by original co-producer Ken Scott,” as per the official David Bowie website.
The box comes with a 100-page booklet with never-seen-before collectables, photos and memorabilia and a 60-page replica of Bowie’s notebook from the bygone era, replete with his handwritten notes, costume drawings, set lists and more.
Live Forever: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver is a commemorative album released via New West Records and Pedernales Records that celebrate the life, legacy and songs of the iconic musician. Recorded by several noted names such as Willie Nelson and Lucinda Williams, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Nathaniel Rateliff and Ryan Bingham, the 12-track album released on 11 November.
Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus (Deluxe Expanded Edition) by the Vince Guaraldi Trio is also among the much-awaited music releases. Released via Craft Recordings on 18 November, it marks 60 years of the group’s iconic album of the same name. To be available in 3-LP, 2-CD or 24-track digital collection sets, you can get it here.
Some of the other albums rolling out in November include Other Worlds by The Pretty Reckless, B-Sides, Demos, & Rarities by PJ Harvey and Endure by Special Interest. All of these dropped on 4 November.
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This documentary on vinyl and record stores will make you feel all misty – A Journal of Musical Things

Filtering what is happening in music to save you time, money and effort.

Wax Tailor, a French hip hop artist on tour in the US, decided to make a documentary on independent record stores across the country.
Listen, it’s Tuesday, the worst day of the workweek (I will fight you on that). This will take 30 minutes.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers' John Frusciante announces new electronic double album 'I' and 'II' – NME

The guitarist said he was “trying to make music that simultaneously conveyed both movement and stillness”
John Frusciante has shared details of a double electronic music album, ‘I’ and ‘II’.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist is releasing two versions of the record. ‘I’ (pronounced “one”) features seven tracks on vinyl while ‘II’ (pronounced “two”) features a higher number of songs for CD and digital formats.
There is a bonus track on ‘I’ that doesn’t feature on the CD/digital version but overall there are fewer songs because “some of the tracks have sounds that cannot be pressed on vinyl”.
It’s not clear if ‘I’ and ‘II’ together make up a double album or if each version is a double album in itself. A tracklist is yet to be released.
‘I’ and ‘II’ will arrive via Avenue 66, a sub label of Acid Test Records, in early 2023.

John Frusciante performing live with Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2007. Credit: Joey Foley/FilmMagic

Frusciate said in a statement (via Mixmag): “After a year and a half writing and recording rock music, I needed to clear my head. I listened to and made music where things generally happen gradually rather than suddenly.
“I would set up patches on a Monomachine or Analog Four and listen to them, hearing one sound morph into others, making changes to a patch only after having listened for quite a while, gradually adding elements, and finally manipulating the sounds on the fly.”
He continued: “Music being a solitary sculpture in sonic space was the main motivating thought. I was looking at pictures of sculptures and trying to make music that simultaneously conveyed both movement and stillness.
“I’ve been listening to music like this since I was 13 or so, but I felt that making it was out of my reach because of the amount of restraint I imagined it required. Once I found myself making this music, it did not feel like a matter of restraint at all.
“The music seeks to just exist, and is not attempting to manipulate or grab the listener in any way. I believe it works well if one listens loud and focuses on it, but also works well at soft volumes and in the background.”
Frusciante released his latest solo album, ‘Maya’, in 2020. ‘I’ and ‘II’ will mark his 12th and 13th solo albums.

Red Hot Chili Peppers receiving their star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
(L-R) Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante and Chad Smith attend the ceremony honoring Red Hot Chili Peppers with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  CREDIT: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Meanwhile, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced a 2023 tour of North America, the UK and Europe, with The Strokes, Iggy Pop and more all set to support.
The band, who returned in 2022 with two new albums – ‘Unlimited Love’ and follow-up ‘Return Of The Dream Canteen’ – will continue their global tour from next March, which will see them head out on a run of dates which begin in Vancouver, Canada.
North American dates run until the end of May, before the band head to the UK and Europe in June.
Tickets for all dates go on sale on Friday, December 9 at 10am local time. Buy UK tickets here and buy North American and European tickets here.
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The final four: workout songs, guaranteed record-breakers – Inklings News

Ellie Vail ’23, Staff Writer
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As Spotify’s motivating playlists further disappoint, here are four hits that are sure to break your record no matter the workout.
With your heart beating, legs racing, music blasting and sweat dripping down your face, you’re so close to beating your record time… when Spotify’s noteworthy “Workout Mix” lets you down with slow-paced, nostalgic 80s music. It happens to the best of us. To diversify your workout queue, here are four workout songs that I swear by. 
First is your traditional “Lose Yourself,” by Eminem. The “8 Mile” theme song is an iconic one for Marshall Mathers fans. Describing Eminem’s transition from living in a trailer park in Michigan to signing with Dr. Dre, it’s incredibly motivating with an incredible background riff on electric guitar. Specifically staying on the theme of perseverance, the song explains the ability to accomplish your dreams in life despite the home you came from or what others say. I particularly appreciate this song while running due to the upbeat tenor.
If you have been struggling to find a workout playlist that caters to you, Eminem, Miller, The White Stripes and Aguilera are sure to motivate you further the next time you visit the gym.”
— Elle Vail ’23
The second song is “Suplexes Inside of Complexes and Duplexes” by Mac Miller. I love this particular artist as his journey through the rap genre is particularly interesting, in addition to his rise to fame and increased appreciation after his death. The minor chords make it a powerful song despite its slow pace. Miller’s voiceover provides a fantastical-like effect during the minor key introduction, a tribute to his art in producing. The song makes continuous references to old films, a personal touch of Miller’s. The detail that makes this song so motivating for working out is Miller’s questioning of reality due to his rapid rise to fame. He projects his questioning of everyday values and morals upon the listener, encouraging them to push natural boundaries, a quality I appreciate in my workout mix. 
Third, is “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes. Including a famous guitar riff, this iconic tribute to rock and roll is an instant recommendation. The song is based solely on the metaphor of one individual conquering a seven-nation army. Initially created due to Jack White confusing Salvation Army with a Seven Nation Army, its purpose was to convey the human impulse to gossip through sound. With jealousy in each note of the song, “Seven Nation Army”’s tune screams to push yourself, being a must-have on my workout mix.
Lastly, is “Fighter” by Christina Aguilera. Specifically catering to female empowerment, I always get a kick out of this 2000s tribute. After a minor setback transforming into a major comeback from a failed relationship, Aguilera proudly thanks her ex for teaching her true emotional perseverance. Aguilera explains how she has become “Stronger,” due to her past relationship, which ultimately applies to pretty much any setback, which is why this song motivates me while running or lifting.
All of these songs encourage change and perseverance, a common goal of those who go to the gym and workout. If you have been struggling to find a workout playlist that caters to you, Eminem, Miller, The White Stripes and Aguilera are sure to motivate you further the next time you visit the gym.
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