I thought it'd be fun to share what I listen to when I'm creating! Sometimes I prefer to work in silence, but often I like to enhance my imagination by listening to soothing but fun music. In college I got in the habit of listening to Jack Johnson when I was doing my art assignments, and I've stuck with him over the years. I tend to listen to mellow, whimsical music to get me in a good, creative mindset. My favorite artists to listen to their entire albums during creative-time are Jack Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, and Coldplay, so you'll notice that they appear frequently in my playlist!
Here's my current playlist (and I just put it on repeat), some of them have been on it for years now:
Lego House- Ed Sheeran Kiss Me- Ed Sheeran Atlas Hands- Benjamin Francis Leftwich Arms- Christina Perri Miles- Christina Perri Mary's Song- Taylor Swift Treacherous- Taylor Swift Begin Again- Taylor Swift Silver Lining- Kacey Musgraves Dandelion- Kacey Musgraves I Miss You- Kacey Musgraves Back On The Map- Kacey Musgraves Somebody's Heartbreak- Hunter Hayes Barely Love You Too- Frank + Derol Do You Think About Me- Carrie Underwood Us Against The World- Coldplay Amen- Love and Theft Never Had- Oscar Isaac (from the 10 Years soundtrack) Wagon Wheel- Darius Rucker Don't Rush- Kelly Clarkson Little Bit of Everything- Keith Urban Sitting on the dock of the Bay- Otis Redding Swallowed in the Sea- Coldplay God Only Knows- The Beach Boys You Really Got A Hold on Me- She & Him Windows are Rolled Down- Amos Lee If This Was A Movie- Taylor Swift If You're Gone- Matchbox 20 Back To You- John Mayer Ships in the Night- Mat Kearney Come Back... Be Here- Taylor Swift For Emma- Bon Iver Something Beautiful- Needtobreathe Stolen- Dashboard Confessional The One That Got Away- Katy Perry Paradise- Coldplay Get To Me- Train Your Song- Elton John The Night Before (Life Goes On)- Carrie Underwood Warning Sign- Coldplay In My Place- Coldplay The Hardest Part- Coldplay Comfortable- John Mayer Faithfully- Journey Jack and Diane- John Mellencamp Free- Zac Brown Band You and Your Heart- Jack Johnson Better Together- Jack Johnson Never Know- Jack Johnson Banana Pancakes- Jack Johnson Good People- Jack Johnson Sitting, Waiting, Wishing- Jack Johnson Times Like These- Jack Johnson Taylor- Jack Johnson Upside Down- Jack Johnson Broken- Jack Johnson If I Had Eyes- Jack Johnson [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyue2N1XZ0M&w=560&h=315]
I listen to all this when I'm not creating as well. Love singer-songwriters. Any suggestions for me to add to my music collection? :)