Do you feel that pinch in the air? Fall is in full swing, so here are some soothing fall songs to add to your playlist when the leaves fall to the ground.
Each season has a fairly distinct sound. Summer is merry and sparkling or foggy and lazy, winter is festive and warm and spring is upbeat and hopeful. Most of us have specific songs that remind us of each of those seasons, so what about fall songs?
Fall is a season of change. The heat of summer leaves us and comes a cold breeze. The vibrant green trees begin to turn shades of orange, red and yellow as the leaves begin to drift towards the ground. Fall usually makes us want to lazily stroll through a scenic forest, go picking pumpkins and apples, or stay indoors wrapped in a blanket and a cute book – and a calming reading list, of course. .
Granted, most fall songs sound more muted, almost sad. But fall can be a very sad time, as the days get darker and the air gets colder. There is nothing wrong with snuggling up with a latte or a cup of tea to listen to a nice dark playlist. You have to get it out of your system before the merry winter season, of course.
So here are seven songs for a great fall playlist for all your angsty fall sensations!
1. “Cardigan” by Taylor Swift
You knew there had to be a folklore song on this playlist. In fact, your fall playlist could be made up entirely of songs from this album, and you would probably get the perfect fall vibe you crave. Taylor Swift took us all to the woods with her for her latest album, which had more of an indie-folk vibe than any of her previous releases. It’s touching and you will feel warm and cozy, much like a “cardigan”. You understand?
2. “Hello” by Adele
What makes us sad about the fall? Well, in 2020 there is a whole list of reasons, but any other year seasonal depression is probably to blame. With the days getting shorter and colder, it’s no wonder the summer vibes are long gone. But that just means it’s a great time to listen to Adele, especially “Hello”.
Out of his album 25“Hello” is grand and dramatic, and the clip gives off the lonely fall vibes you probably feel inside. You might not be heartbroken like Adele, but it will still help you cope with whatever you are going through right now.
3. “November Rain” by Guns N ‘Roses
Here’s a classic to add to your fall playlist! The Guns N ‘Roses classic “November Rain” is a must-have this time of year. At first glance, you might think, “Oh, I get it, this is about the bad weather we have in the fall,” but in reality, it’s a complicated relationship. It seems like this time of year is all about heartbreak which can be a bit depressing but this song is also perfect for singing along which can help lift your spirits as well.
4. “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac
Don’t worry the fall months don’t need be depressing! Fleetwood Mac Dreams is having a big time in 2020 thanks to TikTok, and it’s also the perfect fit for this time of year. It’s dreamy and calming, and obviously Stevie Nicks’ wizarding style is an everlasting inspiration for fall fashion. You can put this on, pour yourself some tea, curl up with a good book, and soak up the crisp fall air.
5. “The Good Side” by Troye Sivan
Of course, it’s another song about a breakup, but Troye Sivan adds a positive twist to it on “The Good Side”. The simple acoustic arrangement pairs perfectly with Troye’s mellow voice as he sings about looking on the bright side of a hookup and having hope for the future. Isn’t that the perfect thing to manifest for the rest of your 2020? This year everyone can benefit from trying to be a little more optimistic about the future, because what else can we do?
6. “Like real people” by Hozier
Something About Hozier Screams Just Drop You can pretty much pick any of his tracks and they’ll fit right into your fall playlist. From guitar to his distinct voice, “Like Real People Do” is another hopeful song about love. Let Hozier sing to you about kissing the one you love and forgetting the past as you embark on all your fall adventures, from pumpkin picking and baking to a glass of wine.
7. “Wuthering Heights” by Kate Bush
Fall is a great time to start catching up with all those unread books on your shelf, and if you’re a fan of classics like The Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, then the song of the same name by Kate Bush will be perfect for you!
The British singer took inspiration from the novel and the track is widely regarded as one of the best of all time. It is sung from the point of view of The Wuthering Heights the character of Catherine Earnshaw, begging at Heathcliff’s window to be let in. It’s gothic and filled with drama, and of course Kate Bush is an icon. Do you really need another reason to add this to the playlist?
What songs will you be listening this fall? Let us know!