Sounds of Fall: A Fall Essentials Playlist
Written by Clarissa Morales on October 3, 2022
The cool breeze finally blowing through the air, the orange and yellow crisp leaves beginning to paint the pathways, and the return of the infamous pumpkin-spiced latte – Fall has finally arrived. However, with this wonderful season coming upon us it only means the beginning of midterm season – if you’re pulling an all-nighter to get those last bits of information in, enjoy listening to this list of songs that will remind you of the cozy fall season.
“Preoccupied” by Mac DeMarco
Needing a song to unwind to? Mac DeMarco has got you covered. As DeMarco’s soothing voice intertwines with a buttery guitar riff, all your worries slowly seem to slip away. A song that captures the slow and comforting feeling of fall.
“Sparks” by Coldplay
The soft instrumentals and Chris Martin’s rich voice will open a portal to an evening consisting of steaming herbal tea and the gentle sway of a porch swing. Every time you listen to this song, it will always offer a gentle bear hug to your ears.
“Sprout and the Bean” by Joanna Newsom
Moments of peace and tranquility are scarce during midterm season as cramming and frantically making flash cards becomes your daily night routine. Simply listening to this song is like taking a long needed deep breath which we all could use right about now.
“Me and Mrs. Jones” by Billy Paul
Not only does this song have the essence of cinnamon and espresso, but much like the other songs in this playlist it emanates the feeling of home. A smile might come across your face as this song dances around your head, serving as a gift of peace and joy that might be missing in the average college student’s life.
“Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac
Pull out your favorite knitted sweater and a cup of hot chocolate as Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks washes you away with a wave of nostalgia. Nothing can quite portray the feeling of warm memories recalled on a cool autumn night as this song can.
“Right Side of My Neck” by Faye Webster
Faye Webster is an up and coming artist that has long proven her skills at writing and creating a chill atmosphere with her music. Let her lyrics move you and allow you to hit pause on life as the words of this song remind you of experiences you might have had with your own partner.
“Autumn in New York” by Ella Fitzgerald
Take a trip to the concrete jungle as Fitzgerald whisks you away into the bustling city of New York with angel-like vocals and a melody akin to sipping on a nice cup of coffee. This song is perfect for those seeking a way to unwind after a long day, let Fitzgerald’s lavish voice take you there.
“Victor’s Piano Solo” by Danny Elfman
It’s finally time to break out the Jack-O-Lanterns and the controversial candy corn. Set the mood by pretending to be a Victorian scholar while this piece sets the mood for the upcoming spooky holiday of Halloween.