Monique Kawecki, Editor, Champ Magazine
Music is pivotal to my routine. The rhythm I hear in the morning sets the tone for the whole day. I try to keep the rhythm consistent to the pace I hear first - the song I wake up to - to ensure that the day is balanced and productive. London-based band The Comet is Coming released Trust In The Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery in March, perfect timing as the album turned into my motivation for the entire summer (and still is!).
As a writer, I often prefer music without lyrics so I have more clarity to refine the thoughts in my mind and utilise the beats of the music to create a consistent rhythm for my day. Storytelling is great through music. Kendrick, Mac or Ye are on rotation when I want to step into someone else’s world to provide perspective on my own, but otherwise I need Philip Glass, Yussef Lateef, Alice or John Coltrane to accompany me.
“Unity” on Trust In The Lifeforce… can’t be beat, but I wake up to “The Universe Wakes Up.” It gets me out of bed and sets the tone for the day. Creating and protecting the rhythm you move to every day is so important. If you’re conscious of the sounds around you and ensure their presence works to better your flow, you’ll start to notice the difference. A positive difference!