I enjoy embarking on long drives. And for the long hauls, I find music as the perfect companion that keeps me up while driving.
Listening to my favorite road trip playlist makes time a lot faster. It makes the experience a lot more enjoyable and always leaves great feelings. Driving across the country, especially during the hot summer season, is so dull and boring. And when driving at night, it’s easy to get sleepy behind the steering wheel. But with music as company, you can get through the dull moments. It gives life to the surroundings and keeps your mind up.
I’d like to share with you my ultimate car playlist by entirely Aussie artists. Some of these bands I have loved ever since I pledged to be a music buff (Matt Corby) and some are new artists making waves in the Aussie music scene that I find interesting (Mt. Warning and The Babe Rainbow).
- Love Forever – The Babe Rainbow
- Secret Enchanted Brocolli Forest – The Babe Rainbow
- Going Up The Country – Canned Heat
- 1998 – Chet Faker
- Dojo Rising – Cloud Control
- Fall Underneath – Snakadaktal
- Ode to Viceroy – Mac Demarco
- Salad Days – Mac Demarco
- Astral Weeks – Van Morrison
- People Are Strange – Canned Heat
- Testify – Rage Against The Machine
Once I am behind the steering wheel, I set the player on shuffle and start enjoying this mix of music. I go with the groove and the beat. They’re not that up-beat or fast or loud but this mix of sounds certainly keeps your blood up. I feel the great vibes which gives me a sense of freedom.
I have this one particular trip that I find peculiarly inspirational. I have this playlist playing on the background and a good company of friends with me on the trip. We had a great time sharing stories while enjoying the scenery. We went up the countryside and did some fun things with the locals. When I look back at these fun memories, they seem to exist alongside the songs. So every time I listen to this playlist, it seems to envelope me with feelings of nostalgia. I’m not that sentimental type of person, but I don’t know why it has this impact on my life. It takes me back to good times.
Aussie music is awesome! It powerfully paints the pictures of the past!
How about you? What’s your road trip playlist?