Playlist: 10 Songs Music Entrepreneur Adryanto Pratono Uses To Get Through Difficult Times

By Chong Seow Wei

The founder and CEO of Juni Records shares his choice of tunes that never fail to lift his spirits when times get tough

Tatler Asia

Ever since he was a child, Adryanto Pratono enjoyed listening to diverse genres of music and discovering new artists. He later made a career for himself as a music journalist with Hai Magazine, before founding his own entertainment company, Juni Records, in 2013.

The first talent to join his Jakarta-based company’s roster was singer-songwriter Raisa, who is now one of Indonesia’s biggest music stars. Pratono has since grown the company's presence across Southeast Asia and added new business arms Juni Goods and Juni Concert.    

When it comes to Pratono’s choice of music to get him through tough times like right now, he has a few tracks in mind that remind him of better times. "Everything may seem so out of place, but we should still feel hopeful that better days are coming."

Here are the 10 tracks he says never fail to lift his mood.

Listen to Adryanto Pratono's uplifting playlist

Good Life, Kanye West and T Pain

"This song was from one of Kanye’s best albums and it reminds me of how there are good things in life that I should be grateful for."

Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second, STRFKR

"'All my life, there they go, oh please stay’—that is how the whole song goes, and even though it’s repetitive, I can resonate with it; the feeling of wanting to hold on to something good."

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Church, Samm Henshaw featuring Earthgang

"I’m not a Christian, but this song is a reminder of what our family always tells us—count our blessings and be the best person we can be."

Honeypie, Jawny

"I recently re-discovered this artist called Jawny and now I can’t get enough of how listening to this song by him always makes me feel good about myself."

If You Wanna, The Vaccines

"I've been a huge fan of The Vaccines for as long as I can remember, so this song brings back good memories of my youth."

Circles, Post Malone

"Post Malone is currently one of my favourite artists. I love his songs and Circles is definitely one of my favourites. It’s not actually a happy song and is pretty melancholic if you listen to the lyrics. But I like it because it reminds me that it’s okay to let go of some things and be thankful for the memories we have of our certain experiences in life."

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Under Control, The Internet

"I can never get over the songs by The Internet and its frontwoman Syd’s voice. This song, in particular, always calms me down, like how the lyrics goes, 'I need you to know, it’s under control, I got it'."

This Life, Vampire Weekend

"Life is full of wonderful things, but there’s always going to be bad days too. This song tells us that we can get through the ups and downs in life and it is what ultimately shapes us to be who we are."

Boogie Shoes, KC and The Sunshine Band

"I don’t need to say much about this song other than it's definitely a song that can lift your mood and make you want to hit the dance floor. I always get a confidence boost every time I hit play on this one."

Kids Are Cool, San Cisco

"To close down this playlist, here's a song from one of my favourite bands from Australia! This song will remind you that we need to own what we have, free our minds from expectations and just be us."

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