These songs are for when you start to feel the cool kiss of autumn breezes. Out come the chunky scarves, slouchy sweaters, and comfy boots.
These songs are for the time of year when everything is saturated in vivacious color and light.
“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” ― Lauren DeStefano
1. “Electric Indigo” by The Paper Kites
If you aren’t a fan of Australian band The Paper Kites, give their latest record ‘Twelvefour’ a listen and prepare to be changed. The song “Electric Indigo” is serene guitar-driven bliss. Check it out for yourself:
2. “Different Colors” by Walk the Moon
It was safe to say Walk the Moon had the song of the summer with their smash hit “Shut Up and Dance”. Ed Sheeran even said so. But “Different Colors” is just as catchy and danceable.
3. “Atlas” by COIN
COIN is the pop-rock band you need in your life. Their songs are happy and quirky, and can turn any bad day into a good one.
4. “Kathleen” by Catfish and the Bottlemen
Catfish and the Bottlemen are an up-and coming rock band that played music festivals everywhere this past summer. With an array of hits from their debut album ‘The Balcony’, prepare to hear a lot from them this year!
5. “11:11” by Arkells
Canadian rockers Arkells are one of my favorite bands for a reason: they make upbeat rock songs for basically every occasion.
If the song wasn’t fun enough, the music video is basically ‘Pretty In Pink‘ meets ‘High Fidelity’. The retro vibes are perfect for the upbeat pop/rock song; it makes you want to wear hair scrunchies and dance around your living room without a care in the world.
6. “Drive” by Halsey
Halsey sounds like the musical lovechild of Lana Del Rey and Lorde. She just dropped her debut album ‘Badlands’ which is littered with indie electro-pop hits.
“Drive” is a personal favorite. Even if you’re not listening to the song while driving around town, it’s perfect for putting on while laying in bed and studying or just chilling out.
7. “Boy Problems” by Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen’s latest album is pure pop ear candy. It’s a solid album through and through, but “Boy Problems” is definitely a standout track, with its funky beat and easy danceability.
8. “London Thunder” by Foals
Indie alt-rockers Foals are back with their newest album ‘What Went Down’. The track “London Thunder” is easily my favorite, both ethereal and edgy at the same time. It sounds like transcendence into a lighter place, but still has a melody tinted with darkness lurking in the corners.
9. “Queen of Peace” by Florence + the Machine
Florence’s ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ is definitely one of the best albums of the year. “Queen of Peace” is a standout song. It’s anthemic and bold, and makes you want to leap and spin around the same way Florence does when she performs.
10. “Out of the Woods” by Ryan Adams
If you loved Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’, prepare to fall in love all over again with Ryan Adams’ cover album of all of Taylor’s ‘1989’ tracks. He puts a unique spin on every song from “Bad Blood” to “Shake it Off”. “Out of the Woods” gets a stripped back acoustic tweak.
It’s steady, and extremely pretty.
A perfect slow song for when the leaves start to change.
Here’s the Whole Playlist in Spotify Form:
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What did you think? Which artists are on your playlist right now? Which albums are you excited for this fall? Let us know in the comments below!