Feeling stressed? Crank the volume and hit the road for a NorCal night drive!

Mara Farese

The roads through the hills of the Marin Headlands lead to the Golden Gate Bridge, the optimal road for a night drive.

With travel regulations, social distancing requirements and cold weather, many students find it hard to spend time outside. The start of 2021 has brought with it more COVID-19 cases, making it clear that we need to switch up the way we’ve been living this past year. 

Night drives are an excellent activity to get out of the house without going to public places. All students need the relief that can come from listening to the kind of music that makes you forget life’s problems and live in the moment — this playlist is just that.

A great way to reset your mind is to take a drive down Marin County’s renowned coastal roads. Driving around the Bay Area is not only a creative way to get out of the house, but also to see and appreciate the majestic beauty of the Northern California coast.

The playlist incorporates a soundtrack to a night on the road, ranging from peppy rap songs to high school sing-alongs to songs for your very own “Perks of Being A Wallflower” tunnel moment.

Holy Ghost – BORNS

Wonder – Shawn Mendes

The Difference – Flume, Toro y Moi

The Spins – Mac Miller

French Riviera – Cautious Clay

On My Own – Jaden, Kid Cudi

Insane – Flume, Moon Holiday

Free – Louis the Child, Drew Love

White Walls – Macklemore, ScHoolboy Q

Higher Ground – ODESZA, Naomi Wild

California Nights – Best Coast

Heroes – David Bowie

Nights – Neon Trees

Kids – MGMT

Perfect Places – Lorde


Midnight City – M83

Time to Pretend – MGMT

Famous – Kanye West