The Wanderlust Playlist

Imagine sitting by the window on a bus, or a train, or a plane or your own car, looking out on breathtaking views while getting farther from where you came from. Nothing would be more frustrating at this moment than not having good music to accompany your epic adventure. However, because most of us travelers are usually consumed with packing tangible items,  we sometimes forget to arrange a good playlist that is perfect for our travel adventure.  I have compiled the following artists and songs that never fail to shut the world off and take me into another dimension, especially when I travel solo.

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You can listen to it in Spotify’s Wanderlust Roadtrip Playlist. This is a collaborative playlist so you can add wanderlust songs that you wish to add. 🙂

Songs

1. This Is Why I Need You, Jesse Reuben
2. New Day, Robbie Seay Band
3. From This Valley, The Civil Wars
4. Siren, Pearl Jam
5. Wild Child, Brett Dennen
6. Drive, The Well Pennies
7. Sirens, Pearl Jam
8. Welcome Home Son, Radical Face
9. Mountain and the Sea, Ingrid Michaelson
10. Im Alive, Michael Franti

Artists

1. Jose Gonzales

Known for the soundtrack for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Jose Gonzales’ songs are perfect to soothe your adventurous soul, and sometimes even push you to go beyond your limits.

The Wanderlust Roadtrip Playlist by The Wanderwalkers

The Wanderlust Roadtrip Playlist by The Wanderwalkers

Step Out

Time to step outside
House on fire, leave it all behind you
Dark as night, let the lightning guide you

Stay Alive

I will stay with you tonight
Hold you close ‘til the morning light
In the morning watch a new day rise
We’ll do whatever just to stay alive

#9 Dream

Wasn’t just a dream
I know, yes, I know
It seems so very real
It seems so real to me

2. Of Monsters and Men

Get an impression happiness with the perky beats that accompany Of Monsters and Men’s lyrics, characterizing sincerity for freedom and reality.

The Wanderlust Roadtrip Playlist by The Wanderwalkers
The Wanderlust Roadtrip Playlist by The Wanderwalkers

Mountain Sounds

Hold your horses now (We sleep until the sun goes down)
Through the woods we ran (Deep into the mountain sound)
Hold your horses now (We sleep until the sun goes down)
Through the woods we ran

Little Talks

‘Cause though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

King and Lionheart

Howling ghosts they reappear
In mountains that are stacked with fear
But you’re a king and I’m a lionheart

Slow and Steady

My dear old friend, take me for a spin
Two wolves in the dark, running in the wind
I’m letting go, but I’ve never felt better
Passing by all the monsters in my head

Your Bones

In the spring we made a boat
Out of feathers, out of bones.
We set fire to our homes,
Walking barefoot in the snow.

 

3. Vocal Few

Ambitious and wild with the touch of the countryside – that’s how I would describe Vocal Few’s music.

The Wanderlust Roadtrip Playlist by The Wanderwalkers
The Wanderlust Roadtrip Playlist by The Wanderwalkers

Wild I Am

I’ve been walking around this town
And I’ve decided I don’t ever wanna be another face in the crowd
I’ve been talking to people I meet
Saying, “I’ve been thinking about leaving and I’m taking next to nothing with me”

Every Second

So, if the cabin pressure drops and we start falling from the sky
We’ll both pray to God in the last seconds of our lives
But if we don’t die today then may this memory remain
That every second lived is worth each second of the pain

The Dream Alive

We never have enough money to pay the rent
And if we ever got lucky, we would spend every last cent
And we would say
Why don’t we just live today
Tomorrow’s too far away, yeah

 

4. Mumford and Sons

As rebellious as it may sound, Mumford and Sons’ music is actually inspiring, penetrating the soul.

The Wanderlust Roadtrip Playlist by The Wanderwalkers
The Wanderlust Roadtrip Playlist by The Wanderwalkers

Whispers in the Dark

Spare my sins for the ark
I was too slow to depart
I’m a cad but I’m not a fraud
I’d set out to serve the Lord

I Will Wait

But I’ll kneel down,
Wait for now
And I’ll kneel down,
Know my ground
And I will wait, I will wait for you

Holland Road

But I’ll still believe though there’s cracks you’ll see,
When I’m on my knees I’ll still believe,
And when I’ve hit the ground, neither lost nor found,
If you’ll believe in me I’ll still believe

Hopeless Wanderer

So when your hope’s on fire
But you know your desire
Don’t hold a glass over the flame
Don’t let your heart grow cold
I will call you by name
I will share your road

5. Vance Joy

The melancholic voice behind the lyrics matched with a genius rhythm makes Vance Joy’s songs a default when I travel, giving me a “leaving home” of soundtrack.

The Wanderlust Roadtrip Playlist by The Wanderwalkers
The Wanderlust Roadtrip Playlist by The Wanderwalkers

Winds of Change

Cause this heavy heart, oh, how it’s yearned
Cause I’ve been alone far too long
When are you coming home, my love?

Riptide

I just wanna, I just wanna know
If you’re gonna, if you’re gonna stay
I just gotta, I just gotta know
I can’t have it, I can’t have it any other way

Who Am I

Lay my dreams down at your feet
Baby, watch out where you step
And there’s no need for us
Knowing all the answers yet

 6. Shane and Shane

The Psalms album from Shane and Shane is probably the best soundtrack to romanticize your nature trip, giving you a tune to sing with the mountains and seas as they reflect the beauty of their Creator.

The Wanderlust Roadtrip Playlist by The Wanderwalkers
The Wanderlust Roadtrip Playlist by The Wanderwalkers

Better Than Life

Because Your love is better than life
I will praise You as long as I’m alive
and in the face of precious Jesus
O my soul will be satisfied

Far Too Wonderful

Oh I can’t run, I can’t hide
Even darkness is a light
From the lowest place to the highest praise
You are worthy

Psalm 98

Let the seas roar and all that fills it
let the world rejoice and all who are in it
let the rivers clap their hands and the mountains sing
strike up the band come usher in Jesus the King

 

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