Optimism Playlist: “Rise Up” by Andra Day

"Rise Up" by Andra Day - bluefeet Optimism Playlist contribution by Kim Perez

"Rise Up" by Andra Day - bluefeet Optimism Playlist contribution by Kim PerezContributor:
Kim Perez, Writer



What do you do…

… for work?

I am your ghostwriter. I take the ideas, expertise and stories in your head and turn them into crisp language so you can share your brilliance with those who matter most.

… for fun?

Read. Write. Walk. Hike, when it’s not too hot. Lately I’ve been binge-watching “Bones,” because I think I secretly wish I were a scientist.

Your contribution to the Optimism Playlist?

Rise Up” by Andra Day

Also featured in a Beats by Dre ad, featuring Serena Williams.

Why did you pick this song? What does it do for you?

I just discovered the song this morning, but I can tell it’s a keeper for me – especially since it was paired with Serena Williams in the Beats ad that’s going crazy online right now. I get a lot of inspiration from athletes because their struggles are so visceral – they have to be both physically strong and mentally tough – and it inspires me to see that in action.

For me, the song is like a quiet, internal anthem that helps with the mental toughness when facing anything hard in life:

I’ll rise up
I’ll rise unafraid
I’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
I’ll rise up
And I’ll do it a thousand times again

Where can we find you?

Here at bluefeet!


We put our bodies on a diet. Why not our brains? This is the motivation for our optimism playlist.

Here’s proof that optimism rules. That it’s good for business. And music, of course, improves health and well being

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