A playlist for when you haven’t had coffee yet

By Kinga Irzyk

The long spring days and sunlight are amazing, revitalizing. The afternoon and early evening still being bright have me no longer wishing to write off the evening; gone are the winter days of giving up and climbing into bed at 6 p.m.!

That being said, sometimes the mornings need a little extra help because I am no longer getting 14 hours of sleep. For those of you who are morning people, I commend you. For those of us who aren’t, I think you can understand what I mean when I say the music I listen to at that time of day needs to not be “too much” in the morning, setting off a pre-coffee rage, but at the same time, can’t be too soothing either, because then you’re crawling back into bed.

So, here are some songs that you can nod along to while stirring your (oat?)milk into your coffee, or while you’re dusting off the cobwebs and tying your shoes for the day. But trust, nothing here will battle the caffeine entering your system, either — we’ll let that hold the brunt of your wake up. Instead, enjoy some songs that have a twinkly energizing feeling, like when the coffee is working deliciously and you’re not in a rush on a weekend morning. Anyway, I’ll keep this short — since, like the rest of us, you’re probably in a hurry to start your day.

Kinga Irzyk is a graduate student and serial hobbyist in Boston, MA. Usually found baking, rollerskating, watching garbage TV, or putting on too much eyeshadow. Follow @kersplatski on instagram for mostly just cat content. 

We began without any seed money and rely on reader support to fund our operations. This includes costs like managing our website, hosting our podcast, as well as our mission to expand and increase payments for contributors.

If you like what we do and want exclusive access to our book club and bonus content, please consider joining our Patreon.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s