Tunes to make you groove instead of crying about finals.

Finals week is almost upon us!

Maybe I’m just really weird, but I actually kind of like finals week. It usually seems a lot more laid-back than the rest of the semester because there’s no class or homework, just tests, papers, and lots of studying at your own pace and in your own timing. One thing that really keeps me sane (or as sane as I was to begin with) is the music I listen to during the week. It’s vital to have good stuff to keep your studying interesting and to keep you awake during those late nights!

You can follow me on Spotify to see what I’m listening to throughout the week, and here are some of my overall favorites!

Rend Collective 


I saw Rend Collective in Grand Rapids in September and have been hooked on them ever since! The Art of Celebration, Campfire, and Campfire Christmas (super new!) are all super awesome. The song “More Than Conquerors” from The Art of Celebration will remind me that I can conquer finals!

“Hate to See Your Heart Break” by Paramore, featuring Joy Williams

This recently released song is INCREDIBLE. Two of my favorite female vocalists of all time collaborating on a song is what dreams are made of. Too good. I will be listening to this all week long.

“Blank Space” by Taylor Swift

Totally on the TSwift bandwagon for this song. If you say it’s not catchy, you’re lying. I’ve tried to resist Taylor Swift for a while lately, but this one is just too good.

Steffany Gretzinger

I just found this album this morning while finishing up a paper and I am in love with it. You can listen to it for free on Relevant Magazine’s website! Perfect calm worship songs.

Michael Buble

No December could be complete without this awesome Christmas album. You go, Michael Buble.

What are you listening to during finals? Let me know on Twitter (@hopekathryn17), Instagram (@kathrynekrieger), or via email at Thanks for reading!

“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

– Isaiah 9:6

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Published by Kathryn Krieger

I'm a Hope junior from Princeton, Illinois, majoring in Ethics, Culture, and Social Witness with a music minor. I am a follower of Christ and I am involved in Chapel Worship Team at Hope. Previously, I have been involved in Chapel Choir, Black River WyldLife, Res Life, Dance Marathon, a small women's Bible study, College Chorus, Women's Chamber Choir, and Collegium Musicum. I also currently help lead music at Pillar Church! I also love pork chop sandwiches, music of all kinds, The Office, and my wonderful friends and family! Contact me at, @kathrynekrieger on Instagram, or @hopekathryn17 on Twitter!

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