“Listen as your day unfolds
Challenge what the future holds
Try and keep your head up to the sky…”
— Des’ree (“You Gotta Be”)
This song right here is a throwback joint from back in the 90s! This hit, “You Gotta Be” from British singer Des’ree still makes its way into rotation through my inspirational playlist today and for good reason.
On the song, Des’ree drops small but powerful gems about navigating through life, reminding us that we gotta be bad, bold, wiser, and stronger throughout this life, taking on challenges head on as they come. As each year passes, and I continue to grow, I become better at that. It’s not always easy, but this song gives me motivation to do it.
Watch Des’ree perform the song below!