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Bruin Beats: Orientation Council Student Director Dylan Arndt

The Vision has teamed up with leaders from organizations across campus to bring you weekly Spotify playlists from students and staff.

For our first installment, Orientation Council Student Director Dylan Arndt shared 10 songs he is listening to right now. Arndt explains why he chose each song below.

“I’ll Be That Friend” by Jodie Abacus: Belmont prides itself in being an inclusive and supportive community, and this song is the perfect embodiment of our school’s spirit.

“Ten Feet Tall” by Sawyer: It’s no secret that Belmont harbors many talented artists, but Sawyer has become my absolute favorite. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sung this song in the shower or in the car.

“Shut Up Kiss Me” by Angel Olsen: Angel Olsen’s new album “My Woman” has become my most played album in years. She’s a brilliant songwriter, feminist icon and a hurricane of complex emotions. This song showcases all of that and more.

“Plastic” by Moses Sumney: He’s a fairly new artist without an album out, but one listen to this song and you’ll be addicted. I’ve never heard someone with such control over their voice, and his gives me chills every time.

“Ms. Jackson” by OutKast: This song is the ultimate jam. It brings people together. Fido played this at 10 p.m. one night while I was studying, and I’ve been riding on that high for months.

“Warm Blood” by Carly Rae Jepsen: This is such a bop. Poor Carly Rae’s impressively polished pop album was drowned out by T-Swift’s monolith “1989,” but this song is fully worthy of constant radio play.

“Built This Way (Slow Remix)” by Samantha Ronson: “Mean Girls” had one of the most iconic soundtracks of our generation. Let’s take a trip back to 2004, shall we?

“You! Me! Dancing!” by Los Campesinos!: One of the happiest songs I’ve ever listened to. Winter may have come back to Nashville in the middle of March, but this song provides a brief ray of sun.

“I Shall Cross This River” by The Black Atlantic: With the chaos of the end of the school year approaching, we sometimes forget to thank those that constantly support us. This is a song thanking those people who lift us when we are at our lowest points.

“Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler: Greatest song of all time. No argument.

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