Are you a commuter? Are you sad? Do you like soul? We’re here to help.
Imagine the scene, if you will. You’ve woken up early. You’ve showered, shovelled in a slice of burnt toast, walked to the train station, and you’re
dreading looking forward to another exciting day at work.
But then the inevitable happens: your train is cancelled. There’s a lack of train crew, or a lack of trains. Maybe there’s a sinkhole, or maybe the line is flooded. Or maybe it’s too sunny for trains to see where they’re going. Maybe there’s been a sighting of Michael Jackson on the track at Clapham Junction and National Rail are on the scene.
Whatever it is, you’re train is cancelled and you’re going to be late. What to do? Nothing. Except whip your phone out, stick your headphones in, and put on this musical feast of misery and pain.
That’s the pain and misery that us commuters know and share on an near daily basis. And that’s why we’ve made this playlist to get you through.
We’ve got it all here: Stevie Wonder’s sad-fest that is ‘Lately’, ‘All in Love is Fair’ and ‘If It’s Magic’; The Temptations’ brilliant ‘I Wonder Who She’s Seeing Now’; and Marvin Gaye crooning the incredibly cheerful ‘If I Should Die Tonight’.
If that’s not enough, we’ve got the Queen of Soul singing the Bobby Womack classic ‘That’s The Way I Feel About You’, whilst Bobby pleads his heart out on the stunning ‘If You Think You’re Lonely Now’.
So the next time you’re sat, or more likely stood, on a delayed train or at the station waiting for a delayed train, simply put this playlist on, and let the worries the commute fade away. The Funk & Soul Revue are here to help.
And if you’re a commuter who has Spotify, you’re in luck! We’ve now got two, count ’em two, volumes of Sad Soul for Commuting for you to enjoy! No need to thank us.