Guest List: Black Joy

Updated by Arlo Parks on July 1, 2020

Guest List: Black Joy

Guest List is curated each week by our favorite artists both established and on the rise. Each week the guest curator gets to come up with a theme of their choosing. Past curators include Cigarettes After Sex, Zella Day, Cage the Elephant, Bombay Bicycle Club, Twin Peaks and more.

This playlist is a celebration of the beauty and variety that constitutes Black art. It is a selection of tunes that will hopefully act as a salve to the soul, a reminder of Black joy in these times of chaos and injustice. I've included a mixture of classics and new talent but what holds these songs together is their ability to uplift, challenge and soothe. — Arlo Parks

If you enjoyed Arlo's playlist, please join us in donating to her charitable organization of choice, The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)CALM is a movement against suicide in the UK.