It’s almost summertime in Texas, which means we’re dreaming of lounging by the pool or taking a tropical beach vacation. If you’re itching for a dip in the water, too, you’ll love MindHandle Mix Vol. 4: Under the Sea, curated by our art director and resident aquatic explorer, Jillienne Jacoby. C’mon in, the water’s warm!
Jillienne, what did you name your mix?
Under the Sea.
How would you describe it?
This eclectic mix includes songs and song titles that have anything and everything to do with water in all of its forms—including the feelings of being in or near water.
What inspired you to choose the theme?
My greatest memories revolve around water. When I was little, I would spend hours with my mom in the pool during the summer, until we were the last people left. I found a passion and strength for competitive swimming, starting at six years old all the way through college. Today, I find I’m most at peace when I’m on a boat at the lake or walking along the beach. And recently, I have discovered a love for scuba diving to explore the beautiful ocean floor.
What is your favorite song?
My favorite song on this mix is “Oceans Away” by A R I Z O N A. This song makes me smile every time I listen because of an inside joke with my boyfriend, Josh. Every time the lyric “I wish I could feel your face” plays, I’ll stop whatever I’m doing and rub my hands all over his face. We have a lot of fun together, and this song is a reminder of that.
If this mix was a brand, which brand would it be?
LIFEWTR, the premium bottled water. The brand is so unique, eclectic, colorful and artistically designed—and of course, they celebrate the purity of water!
Do any of the songs bring up a specific memory?
Not one song in particular, but many of my happiest memories with my family and friends involve some type of water -whether its swimming until dark with my cousins at Disney’s Old Key West resort pool during spring break or working with my dad to build a giant slip n’ slide in the backyard for a surprise birthday party.
Thank you, Jillienne! We will be listening to your playlist by the pool, slathered in SPF1000, pina colada in hand.