This mixtape is a mix of songs suitable for a big change in your life, the start of something, and encouragement to take on the world. Life isn't easy and it can be scary, but though music you soon realise you are not alone in your feelings. This is a wee playlist suitable for a pick me up, to start your day, or for that big new adventure in your life.
Verge (feat. Aloe Blacc) by Owl City
A brilliant graduation song
Fight Song / Amazing Grace by The Piano Guys
No lyrics but a great fight song to help you keep battling through. Music video set in my lovely Scotland, home of the brave.
Ready for Anything by Landon Austin
The battle doesn't have to be a lonely one.
Something Wild (feat. Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness) by Lindsey Stirling
Beautiful song, with Lindsey's brilliant violin. Used in Disney's Pete's Dragon, this is a song highlighting life's adventures, facing your fears and finding home.
'If you face the fear that keeps you frozen, chase the skies into the ocean, that's when something wild calls you home'
Okay by The Piano Guys
I love this song. One of The Piano Guys few with lyrics and an original song. A great track to sing along to.
'It's gonna be okay'
Floodgates by Colbie Caillat
Unfortunately there is no music video to this brilliant song. A very 'dance around the living room' type of song but with an important message that crying isn't a bad thing.
'Every tear can put out a fire, so let them fall'
On Your Side by SafetySuit
Unfortunately another without an official music video, but a great upbeat song. There may be times that aren't great, but you are not alone, you have fighters in your corner and support to help you through.
'I am on your side, beginning to the end you know'
Try (Side Effects Cast Version) by Luke Antariksa & Keli Price
Love isn't easy, life isn't easy, but you can't give up on finding your happiness.
'Just because it burns doesn't mean your going to die, you've got to get up and try and try and try'
Save the World / Don't You Worry Child (Bonus Track) by Pentatonix
This always takes me back to uni, but a great song and great mash up from the the brilliant a cappella group, Pentatonix. One to dance to.
Can't Hold Us by Pentatonix
Another brilliant a cappella cover from Pentatonix. Great song to start your day and a dance and sing to.
'We'll put our hands up like the ceiling can't hold us'
Go take on the world. You can do it.