5@5: A morning playlist featuring Terrell Morris and ELKI

Photo: Courtesy of the artist


Kane Miller – Sleeping Sea (Submission)

When you’ve just opened your eyes, there’s a moment when you may reflect on what you’ve dreamt or thoughts about what you’re going to do next. I imagine ‘Sleeping Sea’ matches best with those moments of our lives. Calming energy with a bit of haste like the mind of a busy individual upon their waken moments. Listen to the track by the Lakefield, Ontario-based singer-songwriter below. The record is one of the first singles from his ‘LV Cabin Sessions’.

A Kind of Man – Teddy Love (Submission)

“I wanted to make a short movie about dreams and the inner life of human nature. About waking up after a rough morning party and the taste of both euphoria and depression. Every room represents a new universe; a new dream.”

Dreams are self-reflective yet terrifying since most of can’t control what happens in our subconscious minds. Unexplained things happen in the Danish singer’s video, but that’s what dreams are of; odd occurrences. Watch the video for the dreamy record now to see what happens.

Terrell Morris – Play the Fool (Submission)

Who said people don’t sing from their heart and souls anymore? They must haven’t heard the vocals that come forth from the Toronto singer. With more than four million plays on his music, over time, he is promised to rise to the top of the pot and to be recognized by the rest of the world for his heartfelt songwriting and performances. I wouldn’t mind waking up to the sounds of his music every day.

ELKI – Soho (Submission)

If you are the type who needs help to get out of bed, ELKI’s record from her latest EP ‘Nightmare’ is incredible for boosting morale and giving purpose. Okay, maybe not, but the beat of the song does wake me up inside. Stream the fun, bubbly track by the talented Sydney, Australia-based singer-songwriter.

Sockpuppet – Labyrinth (Submission)

Who couldn’t use a song about relationships in the crisp morning? It is what our experience on this Earth surrounds. ‘Labyrinth’ is the second single from the Indie Rock band’s forthcoming album, ‘The Primal Scream’, which thematically deals with relationship issues.

Pierce Ripanti – GLOW (Submission) (Bonus)

During the first quarter of the year, Pierce Ripanti, a new artist from Delaware, released the visual for ‘GLOW’, a record that. It’s a catchy dance track that’ll make you want to dance like Drake. Wilmington, or Delaware in general, isn’t known for producing rockstars, but let’s start supporting them so we can be the change. Check it out his video below.


Written by Richardine Bartee

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