Self-Care Soundtracks

Chaney’s playlist

Keidra Chaney

When I feel bad, I want to dance or bang my head. I am soothed by metal, particularly complicated and dissonant mathcore, so while this probably sounds like noise to some people, this is calming for me.


1. "Car Bomb" by Secrets Within

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2. "Fantastic Baby" by BIGBANG

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3. "Miracle" by Kimbra

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4. "Married To The Music" by SHINee

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5. "Spaim/Japam" by Botch

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Sasaki’s playlist

When I feel bad, I tend to want to get hyped to fight or escape in flight. These songs are like anthems for both or either.


1. "If I Ruled the World," by Nas (feat. Lauryn Hill)

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2. "Get By," by Talib Kweli

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3. "We the People," by A Tribe Called Quest

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4. "I Can’t Go To Sleep," by The Wu-Tang Clan

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5. "Hallelujah Money," by Gorillaz (feat. Benjamin Clementine)

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6. "Feel No Pain," by Sade

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7. "Solo," by Frank Ocean

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8. "Borderline (An Ode to Self Care)" by Solange (feat. Q-Tip)

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9. "Aquemini," by Outkast

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10. "Redbone" by Childish Gambino

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side note

Listen to Kiedra Chaney’s or Fred Sasaki’s playlist in its entirety on our YouTube channel.