Getting burnout from academic backlogs and summer classes? Try these OPM songs to make you feel better.

/ 17 July 2021

While healthcare workers are all preoccupied in hospitals battling the pandemic, many college or university students are doing their best to get attuned in home-based study setups. While many are now enjoying the grace of summer vacation or mid-year break, there are some students who are currently enrolled in their summer classes and are still occupied by the year-round academic calendar.

Here in The POST, we deeply care and appreciate the efforts of students like you, who sacrifice the comforts of vacation in pursuit of your dreams. The POST unearthed underrated OPM songs that will surely enliven your spirit.

Sunrise by Fred Engay

Start your day right with Fred Engay’s single entitled Sunrise. The Independent Bicolano Singer-Songwriter & Art Collective Leader released the song on Spotify back in 2020 and ever since then it made us reminisce about how puppy love gets you butterflies in your stomach and the beauty of innocent love. The bright and jolly melody of the song is so contagious that even if you’re not in love, it will give you the same feeling.

Mr. Sun by Over October

Over October is a four-piece band from Manila formed in 2014. Their song Mr. Sun is a song from their album Press Play released back in 2019. Mr. Sun is a song with a laid-back melody that can get everyone motivated. A thousand-word essay should be easy. If you love Jason Mraz, John Meyer, and Coldplay we are pretty sure that you will love Over October.

A Day at A Time by Gentle Bones, Clara Benin

This pandemic brought us multi-factors of stress and we all have our own different battles that we have to overcome every day. A Day at A Time is a feel-good Lo-fi coffee shop masterpiece with lyrics that reassures you more than anything that “It’ll be fine tomorrow, my friend. Just count from one to ten and once we dance, it’s never gonna end.”

Can We Just Fall by Matto Cruz

I know you have been missing commuting from home to school. Try to imagine that you are riding the seven o’clock evening bus after a long tiring day at school and Can We Just Fall started playing. While on board and heading home, you stared out at the window and started thinking about your long-time crush. This song might be the right motivation for you to deliver all your creative juices for your contemporary writing class.

Devotee by The Quirks

Feeling alone while studying? Worry not! The Quirks got you, they are the budding talent from Katipunan. The Quirks is here to make you feel kilig with their single Devotee saying “call my name and, in a second, I’ll be running to you”. Their songs will keep you company while doing your daily readings alone at night.

We are looking forward to more upcoming releases from these artists!

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