Angie’s End of the Semester Mini Playlist
Written by Angela Pickering on December 15, 2022
Holiday decorations line the stores, grades are almost finalized, and graduates line up to take photos in front of the Cullen building. The semester draws to a bittersweet close. So, what better way to celebrate the end of a semester than with a mini playlist? Here are a few songs that helped me through the ups and downs of fall 2022.
1. Homesick – Noah Kahan
First, we have Noah Kahan. Straight out of a coming-of-age film, “Homesick” perfectly sums up the feeling of isolation and homesickness. Folksy guitar and soft vocals set the tone as Kohan sings about being stuck in his hometown, as well as in his life. This song reminds me of family visits and seeing old friends back home. If you want more in life, or if you just want to listen to feel like an indie-film star, this song is for you.
2. Scott Street – Phoebe Bridgers
Following, we have Phoebe Bridgers, who is a favorite of mine. “Scott Street” instantly tugs at your heartstrings as an acoustic guitar and her soft voice tell the story of aging and familiar strangers. Near the end, a break from vocals allows strings, ooh’s, and drums to pick up, while the occasional bicycle bell and train whistle serve as a reminder of small-town memories. Additionally, she asks us to not be strangers. It’s a perfect song for the transition between semesters, where some of your classmates and friends finally leave school to join the real world.
3. Did you know there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd – Lana Del Rey
Finally, we have Lana Del Rey, my favorite artist of all time. Her new single, released Dec. 7 and shortened lovingly to “Ocean Blvd,” is a dreamy flashback to her earlier style. While the artist sings a ballad about the titular tunnel, she also shares her fear of being forgotten and tossed aside. She begs to be loved until she loves herself. It’s only a few days old, but I have already listened to it countless times. If you’re a fan of her old music, you should give this a listen.
Everyone can relate to one of these songs. If you’re looking for new songs to stream this week, you should check these out.