The 10 Best Singer/Songwriter Songs to Escape to

Published: February 28, 2015

Are you ever just having the worst day ever? Do you ever feel like your head is going to explode if you don't get away from your job right this second? Are the chains of money and the stresses of family-life weighing upon you?

You need an ESCAPE!

But if you don't have the financial means to take a plane-trip to bermuda tomorrow, these 10 songs might be your only hope of freedom!



  1. Wandering Back by Sucré

    Stacy Dupree-King is truly a poet. But even more than her wooing words, her ethereal melody lines will get you! If you're looking for an escape, this song will without-a-doubt take you to another world as soon as you hear the first word.

  2. To Be With You by The Honey Trees

    Becky Lou Filip-- the epitome of other-worldly music. Not only does she have the voice of an angel, but the musicianship of this band is on point! With intriguing compound meters and instrumentals that give you chills, this band is a definite go-to for the escape artist!

  3. Like the Dawn by Strahan

    If I'm not mistaken, sometimes all one needs for the perfect getaway is a destination. And if you are looking for that song that brings you back to that perfect destination--that nostalgia-inspiring childhood home where your grandmother bakes you cookies and sunshine tickles your skin through stained-glass windows--then Strahan is the artist for you. The harmonies..the instruments..the voice.. You need this music!

  4. Dreams (2am) by Kye Kye

    The second you start listening to this song, you won't even need a description of why it's perfect for getting away from the troubles of life!

  5. The Bridegroom by Rivers & Robots

    This song is literally the perfect song for the music video you've always pictured yourself in. You know the one!! The one where you and your friends are driving through the mountains at sunset, and the golden sunlight is breaking through the trees and painting everyone orange. Perfect for melting away from your trouble-ridden life.

  6. The Valley by The Oh Hello's

    This song grabs you right from the beginning with an attractive drum roll that builds right into a chorus of voices that is goosebump-inspiring! Takes you write to a place of jubilance and confidence!

  7. Seen a Darkness by John Mark McMillan

    If you're the type of person who wants your music to sound like you're the main character at the end of a coming-of-age indie movie that ends with you smiling in slow-motion, this song is perfect. It's impossible to listen to this song without feeling like there's hope of fleeing from your troubles!

  8. Psychosocial by Brooke Fraser

    If your idea of escaping life is pretending that you're in a dark movie about escaping from someone who is cyber-obsessed psycho-freak.. then this is most definitely your song. With its chilling nuances and intimidating percussion, this song takes you and changes you from an immature music-listener to someone who realizes there's more to the world.

  9. Sleeping Lessons by The Shins

    Just like its title portrays, this song is a dream. It's a dream that takes you on a journey. With simply comlex lyrics and hauntingly serene vocals, this is a dream you need to experience the next time you want to escape.

  10. Caught in the River by Steph MacLeod

    If the escape you need from your troubles is a testimony of hope and navigating one's way through life, this is the song for you. The guitar picking and low-toned vocals just do what it takes to make everything alright.

Hopefully this list was the perfect remedy for your day-to-day blues!