By: Emma Galligani

You've been up for hours attempting to write an essay - it's 2:30 a.m and you feel slightly dead inside. You lie down in bed, close your eyes and try to rest your tired brain, but as a sudden, evil twist of fate, or perhaps karma's response to your procrastination, your brain decides it's time to go into overdrive:

'What's the meaning of life?' 'When will I die?' 'How will I die?' 'Is there life after death?' 'What created the universe?' 'What lies beyond the universe?' 'What does nothing mean?' 'Why does the word sleep sound so weird to me right now?' 'S.L.E.E.P. sleeeeep. sleep?' 'What is language?' 'Can animals think?' 'Do they have emotions?' 'Is true love real?' 'Is free will real?' 'Am I just a pawn in a predestined fate?' 'What's the point of life?' 'Am I insignificant?'

Then, just before you think you can never be at peace with yourself ever again, your mind decides to settle on the easiest response you can muster up:

'I don't know.'

Your subconscious and conscious minds have finally decided to work together and accept the universe's victory and your defeat. You turn over in bed and wake up 6 hours later, ready to start another day and put your mild existential crisis aside until the next time it decides to tickle your senses and rattle your brain.

This playlist is for those times when you just don't know what's going on. Whether it's a 2:30 a.m. crisis, or doubts over what you should make for lunch, use it as you may to fuel your thoughts, or put them to rest.

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