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    Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:49:29

    Feature: Top 5 Songs to Calm Paranoia in Honor of the Film - By ARTISTdirect writer Kelly VanLaanen...

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    In honor of the Paranoia Film release in theaters one week from today, we posted a list of Paranoia-evoking songs to supplement the film that chronicles the Paranoia-inducing consequences of corporate espionage.

    Now that we’ve raised your blood pressure and cortisol levels with the aforementioned list, we thought we’d supplement the list of Paranoia-inducing songs with a list of 5 songs to eradicate all paranoia and soothe the senses on any stressful day...

    "Paperweight" - Joshua Radin & Schuyler Fisk



    Lyrics - "Happy to lay here, just happy to be here, and happy to know you"

    With Schuyler Fisk’s silky smooth voice, it's easy to be soothed by this angelic ballad. Joshua and Schuyler trace each other's melodies with close romantic harmonies that channel your inner Zen and reminisces of those lazy Sundays couch-anchored with your other half.

    “Scarborough Fair” – Simon & Garfunkel



    Lyrics – “Tell her to find me an acre of land (On the side of a hill, a sprinkling of leaves). Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme, Between salt water and the sea strands”

    In a way that only Simon and Garfunkel can truly capture, the song can alleviate the frustration from even the worst L.A. traffic jam, elevating your spirits to the mountain air of Colorado or a sailboat on the pacific, instead of the PCH...

    “Wrap Your Arms Around Me” – Gareth Dunlop



    Lyrics – “So when I come undone at the seams And my heart is on the floor for all to see Do that thing that I need Wrap your arms around me...”

    Gareth’s raspy yet gentle voice quells even the most stressful emotions and lulls the listener into a meditative-type state, convincing every single lady its them his sultry voice is singing about, and calling us to the feeling of “home” wrapped in that special someone’s arms...

    “Fathers Father” – The Civil Wars



    Lyrics – “The winding roads that led me here Burn like coal and dry like tears So here's my hope...”

    This song dances with your soul in a way that only two musical-soul-mates can create. Joy Williams and John Paul White can elucidate any paranoid or stressful delusions of everyday life with their velvet vocal harmonies and simple captivating chemistry this rootsy ballad presents.

    “Danse Caribe” – Andrew Bird



    Lyrics – “Here we go mistaking clouds for mountains ... Here's the thing that brings the sparrows to the fountains”

    Andrew’s song reminds us not to make mountains out of mole-hills – its grounding vocals and gentle guitar lulls us into submission to its docile creed to abandon anxiety in this paranoia-fueled world and groove with Andrew’s tender falsetto and peaceful ballad.

    We hope that relaxing tour of music soothed you like a sauna for your ears and mind and helps calm the Paranoia-evoking effect of the last list...

    Kelly VanLaanen
    08.09.13


    What's your favorite song about Paranoia?

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    #PARANOIAMOVIE



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