Despite being a delinquent blogger, my climbing psych and training for climbing psych remain high. Here are 10 songs that help me stay psyched to crush my workout or create an ambiance of psych on the drive to the boulderfield.
1. Chimes – Hudson Mohawke
Cam’s absolute favorite. It just sounds like a bouldering video. It basically fills your veins with psych.
2. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
Don’t hate just because it’s Bruno Mars! You know you love to get your groove on.
3. Lay Your Cards Out – POLICA
Not quite as punchy and upbeat as the rest, but melodic and sexy enough to make up for it. For sure to help you get your flow on for the enduro proj.
4. Girls – Slow Magic
Basically the beat you want to have in your head for the rest of the day.
5. Hero – Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Diplo
Fact: I love soul music. This song hits all the right soul elements while making you feel like you can take on the world.
6. OctaHate – Ryn Weaver
If ever get filmed sending a hard boulder, this is the song I want in the video. Thanks in advance.
7. Pistols at Dawn – Seinabo Sey
Complete with an epic intro and a slow build up, after listening to to this song you can face your greatest fear. I promise.
8. Bad Habit – The Kooks
A little more rock & roll than the rest of the list. Bad ass with a beat you’ll want to hear again.
9. Drop the Game – Flume and Chet Faker
Cam doesn’t like this one, but I don’t let that get me down. Dark, spooky, and lush.
10. Hey Mami – Sylvan Esso
If you haven’t heard of Sylvan Esso, do yourself a favor and get on it. “Hey Mami” is rad, but honestly the whole album is just as good. Without a doubt my album of the year.
What is your current climbing psych music?