May 6th, 2020, 01:05 AM

Not Your Mother's Coronavirus Mixtape

By Jill Campbell
Coronavirus Mixtape
Coronavirus mixtape header. Image credit: Jill Campbell
A multigenre mix in tune with some major CV moods.

Unprecedented times bring about unprecedented emotional responses. Can your current library keep up? Consult this mini-playlist and get to know some tracks that truly understand what you're going through. 

Mood 1: Mild restlessness with undertones of angst

Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers. We may not be on the other side of the global pandemic, but we can certainly feel soft rock coursing through our veins like it's 1999. 

Mood 2: Bizarre nostalgia for weirdly mundane things, like elevators or Starbucks

Back In The Day - Erykah Badu. Funk for a funky time. Relive the glory days, before the sit-down restaurant became an ancient relic. 

Mood 3: A need to scream into the void

Sing About It - The Wood Brothers. "If you get broken, what you ought to do is sing." A bluesy road to optimism. May help induce a chaotic surrender to your loss of personal liberty. 

Mood 4: Disenchantment with the human race

Confessions - BADBADNOTGOOD. Maybe you've listened to one too many of Trump's speeches, or maybe Aunt Shelley refuses to cancel the family reunion. In this instrumental track, it's unclear if you're listening to jazz or trap, but at least you don't have to listen to any more idiots. 

Mood 5: Your Etsy money comes through and you need to celebrate 

Win - Jay Rock. Time to ball like the entrepreneur you are. And for those looking to join the DIY bandwagon, I hear there's a market for small, secure spaces where individuals can hide from their loved ones. 

If you like what you hear, follow the playlist and watch it grow.