Ahhh, 2018. A brand new year, 365 days of opportunity, and the chance to do better than we did last year. And how did most of us likely great the new year this morning? With the groan of someone who should have called it quits after the 8th shot of tequila and the same string of curses that we used to greet 2017 with.
It's okay, I'm not judging, most all of us have been there. If your New Year's resolution might not make it to the end of the day, but your hangover certainly will, then you're in good company. And for all of you holding on for dear life, trying not to make a call to God on the porcelain telephone, fear not, I've got a playlist hear for you to ease back into reality and 2018 with.
1. Velvet Underground - "Sunday Morning"
Shhh, shhhh, ignore the fact that it's Monday and not Sunday (you probably aren't working today anyways) and let your eyes open to this gentle tune. Try not to move too much, and start getting your bearings straight.
2. Iron & Wine - "Cinder and Smoke"
Okay, I'm picking up the pace just a little bit. Maybe start checking out your surroundings, checking your room and social media for any signs of damage which you most certainly caused in your blackout state last night.
3. Morgan Saint - "You"
Maybe it's time to get up. Time to use the bathroom, get some food, or god forbid, actually go to work in your condition. Either way, Morgan Saint blends uplifting pop rhythms with soothing vocal melodies that will keep you in check.
4. Vera Blue - "Settle"
Oh boy, you started going too fast. Maybe take a breather on the couch and slow things down a bit with this Vera Blue track before you consider doing anything ambitious like getting your life together or going out for a hangover bagel.
5. Ride - "Vapour Trail"
Okay, you're feeling a bit better now, and can even use a bit of an energy kick. Listen to this melodic and powerful jam by Ride and consider maybe sticking to your resolution of quitting drinking.
6. Van William - "Never Had Enough Of You"
Who are you kidding, you're going out again tonight, aren't you?