This song by the fabulous Alabama Shakes has really been resonating with me recently. It tells the story of a person far from home who is working hard to chase dreams that are seemingly out of reach. It’s been a source of solace during these rough months.


When I feel like dancing and forgetting about all the bullshit, however, I turn to this song (“Always Alright”). I should note that I was in the front row for this particular performance, and it was electric.



These people all hail from the town 10 miles from where I grew up, and seeing their meteoric rise to fame has been great. If you ever have a chance to see them perform, go. You’ll be glad you did.