If you haven’t noticed, I normally post a ‘Monday Mantra’ at the start of the week. Although I don’t actually mind Mondays – Tuesdays are my nemesis for some reason – I know that lots of people struggle with the big M after a weekend of partying or a nightmare commute.

So as per every Monday, I scheduled a quote for earlier this morning. It was something about making a living or making a life, but as soon as I posted it I knew that it wasn’t speaking to me and would therefore probably fail to speak to you either. So I deleted it. Because if you don’t like something, then change it.

I’ve decided that today, instead of delivering words (an art form with which I have an undying love and respect for) to your inbox, I wanted to give you something that you could touch and feel instead, because sometimes, we have days where we need more than words. Sometimes we need a beat, a rhythm or even a dance. Sometimes we just need music.

So here you go: a video that cheers me up on even the rainiest of July mornings.

I’m not sure if it’s the lyrics, the talent, the park that they’re in or just the chance to watch Dan from Bastille do his thing for 6 minutes and 45 seconds that pulls me out of a slump. But whatever it is, I hope it works for you too.

Have a great week.