There are many things one looks forward to in life. There’s waking up on Christmas morning, birthday celebrations, happy hour at your local coffee shop…Also on that list? Having fall finally arrive after a hot summer.
Yup, it’s that time of year again — the smell of cinnamon lingers in the air, pans are ready for their annual baking of apple pies and, of course, the anticipation of Halloween’s arrival. But like anything else, none of that is complete without a great playlist to act as the perfect soundtrack to the crisp autumn days to help curl up with a cozy cup of tea with. So with that, here are 6 songs to help get us ready for fall.
1. “Bloodstream” – Transviolet
New to the scene, L.A quartet Transviolet has already been making waves with their synth rock-inspired sound and their latest track “Bloodstream” is the sort of track that will most definitely stay in your head. The minute the chorus kicks in, the tune delivers a hook that brings so much power you’ll want to do nothing else but sing your heart out.
2. “Sweater Weather” – The Neighbourhood
There was simply no way we could make a fall playlist without adding The Neighbourhood’s “Sweater Weather.” The track is calming, lyrically stunning…in a word, it’s amazing. I mean they literally use the lyrics, “now let me hold both your hands in the holes of my sweater.” This literally makes me want to take a stroll down a beach, on a breezy night, all cozy in my favourite sweatshirt.
3.”Dark Times” – The Weeknd ft. Ed Sheeran
In a collaboration that was clearly crafted by the music gods, The Weeknd teamed-up with Ed Sheeran for “Dark Times” and it’s everything you’d expect it to be. Ed and Able’s voices are the perfect blend of deep, sexy and sultry throughout the entire song and I honestly can’t get enough of it. This pairs’ warm voices together is enough for any cool autumn night.
4. “Lost In Translation” – Hedley
Just in time for the fall season, Vancouver rockers Hedley are back! The band recently announced the release of their new album, along with debuting its first single “Lost In Translation” — and it’s absolutely a stellar of a tune. Though it drifts a bit from what we’re usually used to hearing from the rambunctious quartet, the tune is still 100% Hedley.
5. “Autumn Leaves” – Ed Sheeran
If you’re feeling a bit more melancholy, then Ed Sheeran’s “Autumn Leaves” is the track for you. It’s deeply sentimental, stunning…Basically keep a box of tissues by your side just in case.
6. “High By The Beach” – Lana Del Rey
There may be mention of being at a beach but, Lana Del Rey’s music always gives me more of a fall feel than anything else. Her deep tones and melodramatic “I’m in love but I hate it” themes scream cuddling up in an oversized sweater with a cup of tea at a late night campfire.