THE SPRING PLAYLIST

Spring has well and truly sprung. The season is a time of boundless promise: the sun awakens, flowers blossom and baby lambs enter the world kicking and screaming, ready for whatever life throws at them. Meanwhile, you’re stuck in the library kicking and screaming in frustration at just how unprepared you are for these exams, with work filling your mind like a soiled nappy. Goading and teasing, the summer hovers on the horizon: those plans to travel round South America and save the planet were meant to give you something to look forward to, but now only seem to mock you from a future forever out of reach. For the next few weeks you’re trapped in an interminable routine of work, sleep, work, repeat where even a toilet break feels like a welcome holiday. But music can help mitigate the pain caused by this soul-sapping set of circumstances. Let our playlist spring you into life and take you away to a world in which freedom, dance and joy are the only criteria for assessment and the word “dissertation” doesn’t even exist. That world may seem like a faint memory, something that amounts to little more than a utopian dream belonging to a past life – but, trust us, it is out there: you just have to unplug yourself and press play.

Skepta – Shutdown

Jam City – Today

Little Sims – Is this Freedom?

Crystal Castles – Frail

Bok Bok – Papaya Lipgloss

Samantha Urbani – 1 2 3 4

Du Tonic – Animals

A$AP Rocky – M’S

Bicep – Just

Disclosure – Bang That

Purity Ring – Bodyache

Drenge – Favourite Son

Sufjan Stevens – Should Have Known Better

Grimes – REALiTi

Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta

Tame Impala – ‘Cause I’m A Man

Blur – The Magic Whip

Holly Herndon – Interference

Passion Pit – Lifted Up

Schlomo – Apathy