Location: Manila, Philippines

Not everyday is rainbows and unicorns. Good thing we have music for the pain.

Sad days are idiosyncratic. They make our hearts quench for something unattainable, they make us feel hopeless and useless. It’s an everyday battle where you have to fight off your demons harder than yesterday and sometimes, or maybe most of the time, our strength isn’t just enough.

But an important aspect of coming out of sadness and darkness is the ability to shake hands with the soul-eating melancholy. We’re supposed to get to know them a little better, to make peace with the demons inside us. They’re a part of us, they make us who we are despite the emptiness they bring.

It’s okay to build a home inside the abyss. You’ll be alright. It’s not the time to die, you have a lot more places to see and people to meet. Before you come out of the storm as a different person, you must endure. We must dwell in all the rollercoaster of emotions and only then would we be confident to say that we’ve conquered our own selves.

Mixtape for the Soul Vol. 1
1. Birdy + Rhodes // Let It All Go
2. Oh Wonder // Without You
3. Amber Run // I Found
4. Kodaline // All I Want
5. Tom Odell // Heal
6. The Cinematic Orchestra // To Build A Home
7. Aurora // Runaway
8. Broods // Bridges
9. M83 // Wait
10. Oh Wonder // All We Do
11. Gnash // I Hate You I Love You
12. Gabrielle Aplin // Home


Whatever you’re going through, always remember everything would pass by – in a glimpse or in a seemingly thousand years. You just have to be patient and kind to yourself.

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  • Reply Cara

    This mixtape is perfect for what I’ve been feeling lately. Thank you so much for sharing. <3

    March 2, 2016 at 02:57
    • Reply Patria

      I hope the soul feels better after a few tracks, even if only a little bit. <3 *virtual hug!!!*

      March 2, 2016 at 14:16
  • Reply Jhanz

    Wonderful words and equally wonderful music. :) Bookmarking your blog and looking forward to more of your mixtapes!

    February 15, 2016 at 00:32
    • Reply Patria

      My heart feels happy, Jhanz! Thank you and I’m working on another one hopefully I get to publish it real soon. ;) Have a lovely week ahead!

      February 15, 2016 at 11:12

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