Self love is crucial, especially now and there are many ways to achieve it, especially through music. Songs are a catalyst and have the ability to evoke deep emotion and help to set any mood. If you are looking for the perfect tune for your day off, a spa day, or time to yourself, here are some new anthems to consider.
“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
This spirited song is about pushing through and telling yourself: “I got this,” despite the painful punches that life often throws. Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” is for every woman who feels like she is at her wit’s end. The next time you feel down and out, crank this song up and take a long, hot bath or shower.
“Won’t Break My Soul” by Beyoncé
Beyoncé’s “Won’t Break My Soul,” doesn’t just give us a peak into her seventh studio album. It contains gems that encourage people to put themselves first, and defiantly rebel against whatever is trying to kill their joy.
“Last Last” by Burna Boy
Burna Boy’s recent project includes the song “Last Last,” a record that is garnering attention in the U.S mainstream. Perhaps the most poignant part of the song is “I no go fit take your insult o,” which is broken english for “I won’t let you insult me, or walk all over me.” Songs like these, no matter how satirical, can serve as catalysts for self love and advocacy.
“Good as Hell” by Lizzo
Lizzo will always be that girl when it comes to women’s empowerment and self-love. The “About Damn Time” singer’s “Good as Hell” is a self-empowerment staple and deserves to be on everybody’s “I am THAT Girl” playlist.
“Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston
This list would not be complete without the late, great Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All.” The timelessness and relevance of this song is still applicable to our current modern reality, and carries with it a deep message of self-acceptance, healing and unconditional love of self.