Soothing Song Sunday: “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman


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Tracy Chapman at the 2009 Cactus Festival in Bruges, Belgium.

This week’s Soothing Song Sunday is a throwback to the ’80s. The upbeat yet sedative melody with Tracy Chapman’s calming voice is more than worthy for this week’s pick

With all of the stress of everyday life and the stress you put on yourself, this song will have you in your own state of peace within the first few seconds. Some “calming” songs can usually be sad, but Chapman has an optimistic meaning between the lines and will make you feel genuinely happier.