Playlist – Fresh Start April


April 1st of course is April Fool’s Day so hopefully some of you have some awesome pranks in store! Other than beginning this month in jest, I like to think of April as a “fresh start” month. You’ve finished with the first quarter of the year, you’ve hopefully done your taxes (unless you’re me and feel this need to do them 3 days before they are due which is April 15th by the way), and you likely want the weather to be warm enough so you can get rid of the coats and bring out the warm summer dresses.

This month, our playlist consists of some fun throw backs for you to get that feeling of a fresh start that you might need in April. Here are few features from the playlist, but remember you can follow and listen to the entire playlist here.

1. OutKast – So Fresh, So Clean

Whatever happened to OutKast? I heard a rumor last year they would get back together – so far, not true. Anyway, nothing says I’m ready for a new start that’s fabulous like OutKast’s So Fresh, So Clean. You know it’s true. Now sing it with me, Ain’t nobody dope as me, I’m just so fresh, so clean….

2. Mirrors – Justin Timberlake 

I had to include a song from Justin Timberlake because well, who doesn’t love JT? But I unfortunately just wasn’t feeling Suit & Tie. So I listened to a few songs and I am a little in love with Mirrors. Sure the song is about having a significant other who is like your mirror and bla bla bla  (Sorry, single girl problems here). Anyway, the song’s bridge says, “Yesterday is a history, tomorrow is a mystery,” remember that as you get your fresh start mentality this April.

3. Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia

It breaks my heart a little that this band has broken up. But they didn’t go without leaving us this gem of a song. If March was a rough month, if April is looking bleak, hold on to the lyrics closely, “Don’t you worry, don’t you child, heaven’s got a plan for you.”

4. A Whole New World – Brad Kane & Lea Salonga 

I’ll willingly admit that I am biased to the opinion that Aladdin is the greatest Disney movie ever. One day, I hope to write a 30-page paper defending this thesis. Till then, this April I encourage you to see life as an adventure and to use the beginning of a new month as a new sense of adventure. Make each day a whole new world.

So friends, what’s on your April playlist? And what will you be doing to get your fresh start this April? Don’t forget you can enjoy the entire Fresh Start April Playlist here.

Kovie Biakolo

Kovie Biakolo is a Drake University Marketing Graduate. Originally thinking she was headed to law school in Chicago or a year in Spain, Kovie found herself in the Windy City in digital writing and marketing for over a year. Currently, Kovie is in graduate school for Multicultural and Organizational Communication and started a blog, Life At Twenty Something to write about the good, the bad and the ugly of the twenty something life.