Music to Isolate To

April 20, 2020

In this lonely pandemic, purpose can be lost quite easily. You fall out of your bed for the third morning in a row, except it isn’t morning. The sun is high, and the clock reads noon, and you tell yourself for the fourth morning in a row, “I need to get up earlier.” But the morning after, nothing changes, because you can’t get the thought out of your head: “What reason do I have to get up early?” And so, the cycle repeats. The only purpose left now is to get through all the time put in front of you by our collective isolation. So here’s some music to wake up to, some music for the solitude, some music to lift you up, some music for emotional catharsis, some music to keep you busy, some music to keep you singing, some music to help you feel something, anything. Here’s some music to isolate to.







“Rock Island” by Palm

Palm is an experimental rock band specializing in awkward time signatures, hallucinatory vocals and musical repetition. Their most recent album “Rock Island” finds Palm’s oddly rhythmic guitars playing blindingly bright notes beside the smooth and hypnotic voices of the band’s male and female vocalists. The songs here feel drenched in a tropical sun due to steel drum sound given to the guitars. It’s a sunny, bright musical oddity of an adventure. The standout track is “Dog Milk”, a lulling, repetitive, musical journey with