Sam Recommends: “Let It Happen” by Tame Impala

I’ve written about Tame Impala once before, and this recommendation will be very similar from a thematic standpoint.

I find myself returning to this band, and the Currents album in particular, at major inflection points in my life. Kevin Parker’s lyrics provide the reassurance I need when things are about to change in a major way, and remind me that I only have a certain amount of control over how everything will turn out in the end.

Acknowledging this limited control doesn’t mean I need to give up completely. I don’t know if I’ll ever be someone who can just go with the flow. But I am learning, slowly but surely, over the years, that confronting my anxiety and loosening my grip on life’s reins a bit is the best way to approach and eventually embrace the sea changes that are inevitable in this life.

I’m going through a lot of these changes at the moment:

I just got laid off for the second time in as many years.

And I’ve just dealt, for the first time, with the tragic loss of an important person in my life.

Oh, and I’m 27 weeks pregnant with my first child.

There are actionable steps I can take to address some of these things, to some extent. But, for the most part, getting through it is really just going to take time, continued forward motion, and the belief that I’ll be able to figure it out along the way.

And I really do believe that. It’s already happening.

Let it happen.
Let it happen.
It’s gonna feel so good.

(Song recommendation by Samantha Lamph/Len)