A weekly series where you’ll find a handful of songs to add to your workout playlist.
Ghostland Observatory — No Place For Me
Shoutout to the boys from Austin, TX here. Ok so they might seem a little crazy…
A) They’re based out of Austin
B) They like laser lights a lot
C) Their drummer looks like this
I have absolutely no idea what the lyrics to this song mean, but I just try to think about a dark time or place in my life and how I want to get as far away from that as possible, and that gets me going. Crank this one up loud.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — Wings
Making his second appearance on JHP, this one goes back before he was all over the radio. The cool thing about Macklemore is he’s good for a fun, jump up and down anthem type song, and he’s also good to give you a social commentary song.
Wings is about the addictive nature of collecting shoes and the pressure kids feel to have the best kicks in school. The song has rises and falls with slower, dramatic phrases followed by Macklemore getting angry a la Eminem or Lil Wayne (his idol, I think). The video is really well done, and of course shows off his town of Seattle. I dig the Spike Lee Nike references, too.
I’ve got to cut it short this week, but I’ll be back next Monday with more songs for your workout playlist. Until then, be well.