September 15, 2015

The haze has been getting us down… to lift our spirits, we created a playlist!

This Fire – Birds of Tokyo
Our city isn’t perfect / Our city is a blaze of neon flare / Does anybody care? / Fractured lines in the pavement / Embers colour the air / These streets we named will never be the same

This sounds like the anthem for the source of the haze.


Breathe – Télépopmusik
I brought you something close to me / Left for something you see though you’re here / You haunt my dreams / There’s nothing to do but believe / Just believe / Just breathe

But we really don’t want you here. Also, we can’t actually breathe…


Nite Life – FTSE feat Femme
Breathe slowly / I’m invisible / Tired and lonely / It’s nothing physical

Now you sound like a needy partner. And we still can’t breathe.


Take My Breath Away – Berlin
Turnin’ every turn to some secret place inside / Watchin’ in slow motion as you turn around and say / Take my breath away

The makings of a psycho partner.


First Fires – Bonobo
Honestly I can’t believe it’s burning again / Like the first fire / Run from the fences, you don’t have to pretend / In the first fire

Were we really surprised though? Naaaaaah…


Breathe Easy – Blue
Cruel to the eye / I see the way he makes you smile

Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii… can’t breathe eaaaaaaassyyyyyyy!!!!!


No Air – Jordin Sparks, Chris Brown
Tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air / If I should die before I wake / It’s cause you took my breath away

Go Jordin! Tell em’ how it is!


Firestarter – The Prodigy
I’m a firestarter / Twisted firestarter / I’m the bitch you hated / Filth infatuated

At this point of suffocation, all we want to do is curse. Nope, still can’t breathe.


Breathe (2 AM) – Anna Nalick
And cause you can’t jump the track, we’re like cars on a cable / And life’s like an hourglass, glued to the table / No one can find the rewind button, girl / So cradle your head in your hands and breathe / Just breathe

As much as we hate it, we just need to go on with our lives, no matter how asphyxiating it is.


Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – The Platters
Tears I cannot hide / So I smile and say / “When a lovely flame dies / Smoke gets in your eyes”

We cry everyday, hoping for clearer skies.


Only Happy When It Rains – Garbage
I’m only happy when it rains / Pour your misery down / Pour your misery down on me

…except that, if it rains it’ll dissipate the smoke a little, so, not so miserable after all actually.


Breathe This Air – Jon Hopkins feat Purity Ring
The rest of the rest that will take me / Breathe air / Now which of these things matter?

Only clean air matters!


We are we are are / We are all just dead air

Some twisted form of epiphany after lying in bed, that you’re no better than the haze. #deepthoughts


No Rain – Blind Melon
And I don’t understand why I sleep all day / And I start to complain that there’s no rain

But no seriously, besides today, where has the rain been?!


Breathe – Prodigy
Inhale, inhale, you’re the victim / Come play my game / Exhale, exhale, exhale / Breathe the pressure

If the haze was a psychotic serial murderer, these would be his famous words.


Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
Smoke on the water / A fire in the sky

This song’s a classic, so of course it’s here. Not to mention how the song was about a fan in the crowd who shot a flare gun into the ceiling during the Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention gig. Not too sure how the fires exactly started in Indonesia but…


Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire – Johnnie Taylor
Maybe you know what they’re talking about / Because where there’s smoke there’s fire

Remember when one Indonesia politician said, “For 11 months, they enjoyed nice air from Indonesia and they never thanked us. They have suffered because of the haze for one month and they get upset”? Well…

If you enjoyed that, we’ve also created a playlist of songs on Spotify that’ll be updated until the haze lifts:

Main image: Joshua Chiang