xavier rudd follow the sun


Tune of the week: Follow the Sun by Xavier Rudd

anonymous asked:

what are some of your favourite songs right now and also what are some oldie but goodie songs? I'm going on a road trip a need to update my music badly haha!!

I’m literally making a travel/road trip playlist as we speak to coincide with an upcoming video! Some of my favourite songs right now though:

  • River by Leon Bridges (thank you so much @strongerjenna)
  • Up On The Roof by James Taylor (fave singer of all time, and this song reminds me of the sweetest moments of my time abroad)
  • Please Don’t Go by Joel Adams (those Mmmms are so nice haha)
  • Amen by Hunter Hayes (I love his faith and this song is such a bop)
  • 1970 by ModSun (gotta shoutout to Meg Hughes for this one)
  • Follow The Sun by Xavier Rudd (if you want to know what Summer in Australia sounds or feels like, this is it)
  • Holocene or Perth by Bon Iver (so beautiful they make you cry?)
  • Nothing Like You by Dan and Shay (because this reminds me of @marissakai and god do I miss that girl also that BUILD, nice)
  • Brand New by Ben Rector (this reminds me so much of camp even though I just found it, it has that kind of feel)
  • Carolina In My Mind by James Taylor (this used to be my favourite JT song and has found its way back into my heart lately)
  • The Hippy Hippy Shake by The Georgia Satellite (if you can tell me what movie and scene this is from, you get 100 points to Hufflepuff)
  • The Way It Goes / Wild At Heart / Are You Over Me Now by Gloriana (these all remind me of 2008-era Taylor Swift and she introduced me to country music that I didn’t hate for the first time with this band)
  • Just Imagine by MKTO (any true dally fans know MKTO has been on repeat this year and we just discovered this song and it is #relevant)
  • Rainy Season by Hunter Hayes (this was waaay too real to a situation in my life recently and it helped me do something I needed to do and then I went off to Indonesia in their rainy season so it was totes appropes lol)

I’ve also started listening to Shawn Mendes whenever I miss camp (which is a lot) and realised I have a crush on an 18 year old. Other gr8 songs that remind me of camp are House Party by Sam Hunt, I Choose U by Timeflies, Sweatshirt by Jacob Satorius and Heartbreak Dream by Betty Who (the song I used in my camp video)

Not going to lie I’ve also been listening to a song that was written about me on repeat since a boy sent it to me haha. It accidentally played out loud when I was on an airplane last week and I didn’t realise #RIP :)

the signs as my favourite songs

Aries: Heartbeat - Childish Gambino “I come around when you least expect me, i’m sitting at the bar when your glass is empty.”

Paper Planes - M.I.A. “everyone’s a winner, we’re making our fame, bona fide hustler making my name.”

Express Yourself - N.W.A. “I’m expressin’ with my full capabilities, and now I’m living in correctional facilities, cause some don’t agree with how I do this, I get straight, meditate like a buddhist.”

Taurus: Backstreet Freestyle - Kendrick Lamar “I’m never living life confined. it’s a failure even if i’m blind.”

We’re Going to be Friends - The White Stripes “when I wake tomorrow I’ll bet
that you and I will walk together again.”

505 - Arctic Monkeys “I’d probably still adore you with your hands around my neck.”

Gemini: All my Friends - LCD Soundsystem “it comes apart the way it does in bad films, except in parts where the moral kicks in.”

Australia Street - Sticky Fingers “all the faces that change the same smile far and wide.”

Champagne Coast - Blood Orange “on my last strength against you baby tell me what you need?”

Cancer: Feels Like we Only go Backwards - Tame Impala “I know that you think you sound silly when you call my name, but I get it inside my head all day.”

Everlasting Light - The Black Keys “I’m a shepherd for you, and i’ll guide you through, let me be your everlasting light.”

Leaving it up to You - George Ezra “to see you again, to be your friend, to hold you in my mind.”

Leo: POWER - Kanye West “at the end of the day god damn it i’m killing this shit, I know damn well ya’ll feelin’ this shit.”

Praise You - Fatboy Slim “I have to celebrate you baby.”

Video Games - Lana Del Rey “heaven is a place on earth with you, tell me all the things you wanna do.”

Virgo: 1996 - The Wombats “the more I give, the less I get.”

Irreplaceable - Beyonce “you can pack all your bags, we’re finished, cause you made your bed now lay in it.”

Follow The Sun - Xavier Rudd “tomorrow is a new day for everyone, brand new moon, brand new sun.”

Libra: Kids - MGMT “control yourself, take only what you need from it.”

Favorite Song - Chance The Rapper (ft. Childish Gambino) “I was never fake I was just too good to be true.”

Always Alright - Alabama Shakes “I hear you downstairs smoking cigarettes, I hear you talking shit cause you aint got nothing to talk about at all.”

Scorpio: Ceremony - New Order “watching forever, forever watching love grow.”

Every Other Freckle - Alt-J “I want to be every lever you pull, and all showers that shower you.”

I Bet That You Look Good on The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys “stop making the eyes at me, i’ll stop making the eyes at you.”

Sagittarius: I’ll Try Anything Once - The Strokes “when I said ‘I can see me in your eyes’, you said ‘I can see you in my bed’, that’s not just friendship that’s romance too, you like music we can dance to.”

Feel Just Like a Child - Devendra Banhart “From my womb to my tomb, I guess I’ll always be a child.” 

The Wire - Haim “I didn’t go and try to change my mind, not intentionally.”

Capricorn: All These Things That I’ve Done - The Killers “I got soul but i’m not a soldier.”

Dog Days Are Over - Florence and the Machine “leave all your love and your longing behind, you can’t carry it with you if you want to survive.”

Diane Young - Vampire Weekend “nobody knows what the future holds and it’s bad enough just getting old.”

Aquarius: Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkey“you say I don’t care but of course I do yeah I clearly do.”

i - Kendrick Lamar “the sky can fall down, the wind can cry now the strong in me, I still smile.”

Say My Name - ODESZA ft. Zyra “I always fall for confidence, and your compliments look good on me.”

Pisces: Where is my Mind - The Pixies “your head will collapse, but there’s nothing in it and you’ll ask yourself, where is my mind?

Hang me up to Dry - Cold War Kids “now hang me up to dry, you wrung me out too, too, too many times.”

Sticks ‘n’ Stones - Jamie T “Pat on my back, and a swig on my brew, you’re still my friend, it’s impossible to hate you.”


‘An adventure above the clouds’
The Kepler Track is a 60 km, 4 day trail through the gentle, beech-forested shores of lakes Te Anau and Manapouri to the tussocky alpine tops and grand Mt Luxmore. It is an unbelivable hike which we did on the first weekend of February 2015, experiencing all four seasons of weather, making friends with strangers, learning the history and ecology from the hut wardens, crossing the alpine ranges and creating life-long memories. This was our adventure.


Xavier Rudd - Follow the Sun
(my favorite song. may these lyrics and sweet melody bring some calm to your day…)

Follow, follow the sun
and which way the wind blows
when this day is done.

Breathe, breathe in the air.
Set your intentions.
Dream with care.
Tomorrow is a new day for everyone,
Brand new moon, brand new sun.

So follow, follow the sun,
the direction of the birds,
the direction of love.

Breathe, breathe in the air,
cherish this moment,
cherish this breath.
Tomorrow is a new day for everyone,
brand new moon, brand new sun.

When you feel life coming down on you,
like a heavy weight.
When you feel this crazy society,
adding to the strain.
Take a stroll to the nearest waters edge
remember your place.

Many moons have risen and fallen long, long before you came.
So which way is the wind blowing,
and what does your heart say?

So follow, follow the sun,
and which way the wind blows
when this day is done…