It’s Sunday, and it’s time for the Sunday Prescription – an hour of music curated and medically formulated to soothe rickets, cure cataracts, and ease the transition back in to the workweek.
This week, our prescription begins with Josef Salvat’s ‘Every Night‘, easing us ever so gently into the mix, after which Jhené Aiko and Childish Gambino get their Lennon/Yoko vibe on with ‘Bed Peace’. The first quarter of the playlist is rounded off by Cashmere Cat’s ‘With Me’, a glory of synths, piano, and backing choruses.
Air brings us back with ‘Mike Mills‘ (a track named in honour of the American director of the same name). Next up comes one of my absolute favourite tracks ever: Kaleida’s ‘Think‘. If this song doesn’t make you want to get up and just sway along, then you might have a problem even I can’t fix.
Things take a turn for the introspective (and slightly goofy), with ‘Cocoa Butter Kisses’, by Chance the Rapper – one of the best hip hop tracks of last year.
‘Ready For Your Love‘, by Gorgon City featuring MNEK, rounds off the first half of this track. This eminently danceable track will infuse your Sunday night with a last flash of weekend verve.
Side Two of the playlist starts off by dropping us into ‘Fires‘, by Bondax (featuring Josh Record). We’re firmly in smooth groove territory on this one, and you can practically feel the music giving you a nice, warm hug (awkward boner not included).
Next up, Sizzla brings us ‘Give Me A Try’, a smooth as silk track that you won’t be able to stop nodding along to.
‘Glowing’, by D.A. is the penultimate track on the Prescription, and what a song it is. Blending Beatles-esque harmonies and choruses, and a tender piano and cello accompaniment, this track is easily one of my favourites in this mix.
Everything is brought to a sweet, sweet end by the amazing, miseducated Ms. Hill. Lauryn is on top form with ‘Selah’, delivering a strong, soulful performance, with naught but a guitar and her voice. The perfect end for the Prescription.
1 – Follow the link: http://grooveshark.com/#!/playlist/Sunday+Prescription+February+23+2014/95527291
(Press the Play All button in the top left corner)
2 – Pour yourself a glass of Merlot
3 – Prepare to face the week, with your brain freshly hydrated and moisturized.
Please note that this week’s Prescription has been a rerun from February 23, 2014. Since some of you might be new to the Prescription, we’re going to rerun the past episodes of the show to get you up to speed.