I haven’t been writing as much as usual lately, and the reason for that is that in the midst of dating disappointments, feeling stuck in a 9 to 5 job, excessive cravings to pack my bags and move to New York, and getting caught up in social events, I spent the little time I had listening to podcasts.
If it wouldn’t be for music, I would probably be writing about self-development.
So though I failed to share a great amount of new music, I can advise you on a couple must-listen podcasts and books worth reading:
- Lewis Howes – The School of Greatness (podcast)
- Mel Robbins – The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage (book)
- Iyanla Vanzant – SuperSoul Sunday (interview)
- Tony Robbins – The 3 Steps To A Breakthrough (podcast)
- Vanessa Van Edwards – Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People (book)
- Inky Johnson – Inky gives a presentation to Aflac in Dallas, Texas (video)
Back to the music, today I luckily came across a very soulful, sugar pie sweet mixtape.
The EP is called “Candy Clouds” and the artist is Jack Dean, a curator of beautiful vibes, inspired by great musicians as Dilla, Knxwledge, and Nujabes. Dean himself says about the EP that it’s his best one yet and I definitely agree.
The Oxford student (that’s me Insta-stalking and making a wild guess) and avid traveler managed to produce 5 songs that do indeed sound like candy clouds. Lo-fi beats that are excellent as background music when working, mixed with soulful vocals that take you back in time and make you want to Netflix “Dreamgirls” instantly. Topped off with an amazing Doja Cat remix. I am digging this wind down music a lot!