I haven’t done a playlist in a long time but the changing of the seasons here on the east coast made it imperative for me to put something together. When I think of music for the fall, a few things pop into my head: blankets and a warm drink, the sound of your coat zipping up, solitary car drives, stepping extra hard on fallen leaves…I could go on forever.
My biggest goal for this playlist was to not include anything from Bon Iver. That’s a strange goal but let me explain – they’re a staple fall/winter band for a ton of people so I wanted to offer some alternatives to that and all the typical melancholy, bummer songs. Nevertheless the playlist is still chock full of acoustic guitars and indie rock. Okay, enough talking; let’s get to listening:
1. The Lumineers, “Ho Hey”
2. Of Monsters and Men, “Little Talks”
3. Imagine Dragons, “It’s Time”
4. The Tallest Man on Earth, “I Won’t Be Found”
5. Glen Hansard, “Fallen From the Sky”
6. Capital Cities, “Breathe” ft. Tupac (Pink Floyd cover)
7. Kimbra, “Wandering Limbs” ft. Sam Lawrence
8. Ray Lamontagne, “Let It Be Me”
9. Yuna, “Lullabies”
10. Florence + the Machine, “Shake It Out” (acoustic)
If you like these songs, download them all here.