Tyler Knott Gregson once wrote:
"Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim.”
November signals that the end of the year is approaching, and it's time to reflect on how we have all grown and changed over 2015. It's important to remember to enjoy ourselves as we are bombarded by exams and stress, which is why this November playlist is so important.
It's essential to sit down and take a few minutes to enjoy oneself and listen to some music. This kind of self-care is the key to surviving the beginnings of the stressful Christmas season. I hope you enjoy these ten tracks:
1) "Numbers" by Daughter
Indie group Daughter returns with another slow, melancholy track that is perfect for relaxing or studying to. The song is from the band's forthcoming new album ‘Not To Disappear’, which will be released on January 15th, 2016.
2) "Raise Your Love" by Rhodes
Rhodes is the singer-songwriter who has toured with the likes of Sam Smith, and has a voice just as beautiful. "Raise Your Love" is a slow song with thoughtful lyrics accompanied by soaring harmonies.
3) "Marathon" by Jamie N Commons
Jamie N Commons achieves an old-school swagger with this swinging, jazzy track, infusing some of his rustic charm.
4) "Touch and Go" by Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran recently released the Wembley edition of 'X,' his record-breaking, Grammy-nominated sophomore album. The song "Touch and Go" is a new one that brings Sheeran's signature sweet guitar strumming to a new light.
5) "Wild Things" by Alessia Cara
"Wild Things" is a rebellious pop song off of Alessia Cara's debut album 'Know-It-All'. It's an anthem for all the anti-cool kids who want to find themselves where the wild things are.
6) "All My Friends" by Snakeships ft. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper
This is a perfect song for dancing all your troubles away. The video features up-and-coming R&B songstress Tinashe being slightly away from the party scene. The rest of the city is urban and alive, showing off the fantastical and fun things that can happen during a wild weekend.
7) "Always" by Panama
Australian indie pop duo Panama strike gold with this fun electronic track. The quirky music video is unique and eclectic, much like the band's sound.
8) "Adventure of a Lifetime" by Coldplay
Coldplay is back with the newest single from their upcoming record 'A Head Full of Dreams,' due out December 4th. A very experimental sound that is heavy on synths and disco, it's a pleasantly unexpected surprise from a band known for its piano-driven ballads.
9) "Spark" by Amber Run
British Indie pop rockers Amber Run make some of the purest, prettiest songs out there. If you missed their debut album, which dropped earlier this year, it isn't too late to get into this band. Fans of Bastille will easily fall in love with their upbeat melodies and soft harmonies.
10) "Same Old Love" by Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez's latest album 'Revival' was her best pop record yet, featuring hits like "Same Old Love" that explore hip-hop beats, breathy vocals, and sleek production.
Listen to the Full Playlist on Spotify
Want to listen all in a row or on your mobile device? Here's the full November list in Spotify format:
What did you think of this playlist? What artists would you like to see live? Which songs are your favorite? Which albums are you excited for this month? Let us know in the comments below!