The song/album that reminds me of childhood: The Writing’s on the Wall by Destiny’s Child. I played that album so many times! I even remember staring at the cover and wanting to get braids like Beyoncé.
The first album I remember buying: I actually can’t remember! I think when I was younger my friends and I were making mixtapes and burning each other compilation mixes of our favorite songs and writing on the CD with sharpie! The first versions of a playlist. Such good times.
The song/album people might not expect me to love: I really like Mylo Xyloto [by] Coldplay! Their music feels so big and euphoric! Makes you feel like you’re floating in and endless sky night or day. I’m also a really big fan of Chris Martin’s voice.
The song/album that makes me think of falling in love: “My Boo” [by] Alicia Keys and Usher! That was my song with someone I thought was my first love as a kid. It still gives me that nostalgia to this day. It reminds me of a really easy, happy, young times [sic] when I thought I knew so much about love and feelings. Boy was I wrong.
The song/album I turn to when I’m at my lowest: I put on a gospel playlist or Bob Marley! Both make me feel hopeful and pick me right back up.