The fall season has commenced. That’s right, folks, it’s time to bring out the pumpkin spice lattes and the nifty sweaters. Most of all, it’s time to pull out those classic seasonal playlists. While some might enjoy songs that mention this fabulous season in their lyrics, I enjoy songs that have the vibe of autumn: calming, mellow and warm. Here are my top five songs you have to listen to during fall.
“Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman
I mean, you can’t go wrong with Tracy Chapman. This song always seems to be on my mind whenever I go on November drives with my brother as the leaves trickle down. The famous acoustic tune played during the song is the cherry on top of a perfect autumn song.
“Northern Sky” by Nick Drake
Nick Drake’s “Northern Sky” is an example of a classic fall tune. With lyrics that include, “Or felt sweet breezes in the top of the tree, But now you’re here, brighten my northern sky,” and a great acoustic feel, this is a fantastic song to listen to during those long walks around campus.
“Four Seasons in One Day” by Crowded House
While Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” is their most well-known song, “Four Seasons in One Day” will catch on some day. This hidden gem discusses how our moods and feelings can change rapidly, just like the seasons. With the most recent change from summer to fall, this song fits the bill.
“It Runs Through Me” by Tom Misch and De La Soul
“It Runs Through Me” has no correlation to the seasons. However, its funky hi-hat intro and catchy guitar lick to the consistent beat make this song ideal for those walking around Kansas City’s bustling environment. De La Soul’s verses give this song the perfect amount of rhythm and is the best part of this spectacular song.
“November” by Thilo
At the time of writing this piece, I ran across an artist named Thilo. This up-and-coming R&B artist just started his career but already has a surefire classic in “November.” The song is about someone losing the summer inside them and becoming the “gloominess” of November. With all the proper fall references and an upbeat but low-key feel, this is the best new song of the week and an easy add to your fall playlist.