Music Inspires: Introducing the “Part of Something Bigger” Playlist
In conjunction with the release of The State of Religion & Young People 2023: Exploring the Sacred, members of our 2023 Springtide Ambassadors Program (SAP) cohort created playlists of songs they feel help create a sense of the sacred wherever they are. In this post, Christian, SAP Leadership Fellow, talks about songs that connect SAP members to a sense of something bigger. Listen to the full playlist on Spotify.
SAP member Diana, 16, said the song “Love Yourz,” by J. Cole, which talks about finding happiness outside of material things, makes her feel more grateful for her life.
Another SAP member, age 21, who shared their input anonymously, pointed toward the artist Hozier and the song “All Things End,” which poetically details the realities of endings and new beginnings:
Springtide Ambassador Cyrus, 17, chose the song, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” by Tears for Fears, which hints at the human desire for power and control in life. Cyrus said his father used to play it when he was younger.
Another Springtide Ambassador, Grace, 23, said the song “Same God,” by Elevation Worship, which talks about the steadfastness of God, points her to the roots of her Christian faith. She said,
Just like Springtide data is a way for young people’s voices to be heard, music is another way for us to express how and what we are feeling. We hope the songs on this playlist help you feel connected to something bigger too.