We can feel the world shifting around us. Everything is changing.

Many are terrified, without income, and confined in their homes – some with roommates who may feel like strangers, others with only the company of their thoughts.

What many have realized, however, is that this is an opportunity – unpleasant though it may be – for growth.

There is always destruction before rebirth. It’s so easy to get lost in the pain, illness, and heavy burden of being alive during times of progress. Though it may sound idealistic and privileged, what choice do you have? Would you rather face change with fear or with hope?

Consider reaching out with love to those you care about. Utilize social media to spread empowerment, not fear. Create something real, from this place of unknowing. Find acceptance within yourself that not knowing is okay.

Continue to live, even if your mind is loud sometimes. 

Find this week’s What We’re Spinning selections featured here.

Low PlaceJohn the Dropout, Notelle

The last song on John The Dropout’s debut project, “I Wrote These In My Room,” is a slow series of caresses, lulling you into a state of nostalgia and acceptance.

This track, co-written with our own Notelle (who’s layered vocals can be heard on the outro), explores the universally painful process of lost relationships.

It provides catharsis through recognition; the light production combined with heavy lyrics brings you to an inevitable, tender denouement. 

“Peacefall Purity Ring

If you didn’t know Purity Ring dropped a new project, this is your PSA. Not sure about you, but I’ve been waiting for this moment since 2015.

Remaining ever enigmatic, they once again transport us into a separate reality full of light, atmospheric production, and ambiguous yet affective lyrics. Not sure about you, but I could definitely use a reality like that right about now. Bless your ears, folx.

All NightJai Paul 

After the release of BTSTU – a lo-fi bop that defined an underground generation – in 2011, Jai Paul seemed to disappear off the face of the planet. It wasn’t until 2019 when he dropped a two-song EP and an entire album titled Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones) that many of us learned what had caused his withdrawal.

In 2013, snippets and demos from his unreleased project (Bait Ones) were stolen and leaked online. The 2019 release was accompanied by a statement from the artist: ““I’ve grown to appreciate that people have enjoyed that music and lived with it, and I accept that there is no way to put that shit back in the box…looking back, it’s sad to think about what could have been, but it is what it is and I had to let go.”

Seems like a decent philosophy, especially if your mind gets loud sometimes.