Sounds of Saving

a playlist for a non-profit devoted to using music to improve mental health

  • # of Tracks: 20+

  • Length: 1 hours, 27 minutes

  • Themes: songs for sanity ~ quiet ~ indie ~ downbeat

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The National’s Scott Devendorf next to Scott Hutchison, the primary songwriter for Frightened Rabbit who took his own life around the time I made this playlist. Hutchison was close to a number of people in my extended musical family.

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This playlist was created for my neighbor Nick Greto, who founded the non-profit Sounds of Saving. I was inspired by his love of music & the loss of his uncle to suicide. I’ll let Nick take it from here: “We fuel hope both by celebrating the power of human connection to music, and by directing people towards the resources they need before it’s too late - because suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.”

Mental illness and self-harm have been constants in both my personal life and my work life in music, so when Nick asked me to join their advisory board, I said yes. I’m excited to see how the organization evolves; and as with most things I get involved in, I’m just here to help.

The playlist includes songs such as…

Owl John: “Songs About Roses”

Clogs: “I’m Very Sad”

Geto Boys: “Mind Playing Tricks On Me”