October Favorites Playlist
This month’s favorites embrace the cool bitter weather with a mix of dreamy vocals and guitar and a sound that perfectly compliments the changing temperature.
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All of these songs blend perfectly with any autumn moodiness you may feel. So put on this playlist, get cozy in bed, grab some hot chocolate and try not to think about those midterms.
1. “Dear Wormwood”, by The Oh Hellos from their album Dear Wormwood.
This melancholy folk tune starts off this playlist, evoking a sense of nostalgia and comfort on these cold fall days. The song starts off simple, with acoustic guitar and vocals and builds over the five minutes to create an epic chorus of gorgeous vocals.
2. “Angelina”, by Pinegrove off their album Everything so Far
We continue this playlist with a light hearted song from Pinegrove. This song continues with the more folk vibe as it is a simple guitar, drums, and vocals. It creates a gentle fall feeling with simplistic style and sound with heartfelt lyrics.
3. “Next of Kin”, by Alvvays from their self titled album, Alvvays
The light vocals create a perfect contrast with the backing instruments. This energetic jam is the perfect tune to put on when you’re trying to get yourself up and ready for the day, even when it’s still dark out. This song evokes feelings of summer as we try to hold on to memories of the warm weather during the chill that is setting in for fall.
4. “Sandy”, by Oh Mercy from their album When We Talk About Love
Still keeping the energy up a little, we transition to “Sandy”. The raspy vocals and upbeat tempo create a lovely mix that’s sure to get stuck in your head. This bittersweet love song is perfect for a scenic autumn drive with its catchy melody and lyrics.
5. “Golden Days”, by Whitney off of their album Light Upon Lake
Riding off the momentum from the ending of “Sandy,” “Golden Days” dreamy and relaxed vocals feel joyous and familiar. This catchy beat is one you won’t be able to forget. While our days have been dark and gloomy this chill melody is sure to help remind us of those good and golden days.
6. “IHSYA”, by Peaer from their self titled album, Peaer
Slowing things down a bit, we bring in Peaer. The soft vocals that are sure to bring comfort. Since the beat is more relaxed than the previous songs, it is a stand out among this selection. This song feels like watching the rain on a Sunday afternoon.
7. “The Cosmos”, by Porches off of their album Slow Dance in the Cosmos
Similar to the start of the playlist, “The Cosmos,” starts of simple and slow, a wonderful transition from Peaer. This spacey rock song builds up to a gorgeous climax of sound with a combination of strong vocals and lyrics and powerful melody. This song feels like it belongs at the end of an epic coming of age tale for hipsters, in a good way.
8. “Velvet Gloves and Spit”, by Timber Timbre from their Sincerely, Future Pollution album
Ending this playlist we have the sultry sounding “Velvet Gloves and Spit.” This song is slow and just sounds cool and calm. The deep vocals of lead singer, Tyler Kirk, are soothing and the melody alone is enough to lull you to sleep on these chilly fall nights.