“The Lighthouse (Tom Hodge Rework)
Yo. Olivia here. It feels like I haven’t stopped this week. My mum would say I’ve been ‘running round like a blue-arsed fly’, classy lady that she is. Juggling flat-hunting, visiting family, working, and socialising is not easy, it turns out. These things are all manageable of course, if you organise your time effectively, something that I’m in dire need of sorting out. Equally, it’s so important to take a moment every now and then to just breathe. You don’t have immerse yourself in a Ayuverdic yoga retreat in the wilderness to do this. People watching whilst on a bus ride, watering the garden, or taking a bath are all great ways to find moments of peace in an increasingly hectic lifestyle. Some people call it mindfulness – the art of living in the moment, of letting your thoughts drift in and out of your consciousness, concentrating on the way you feel in the present. Carving out a few of these moments a day is so crucial to good mental health, which I’m sure most people will agree is increasingly important for those many millenials who are under intense pressure to out-perform their peers socially, and in the workplace. For those who aren’t sure where to start, I’d like to recommend taking a few minutes to watch the new video for ‘The Lighthouse’ from London-based duo, ALMA. With sparse piano and gentle vocals, underpinned by sonourous bassy synths, this is a track that manages to be atmospheric and vulnerable in tandem. The video, shot by director Luke Downing, is the perfect accompaniment to the track, with wistful panoramic shots of the coast. Watch the video and relax.