While we may still have that summer weather during the day, there is no denying that at night, the temperature drops and the chill of fall can be felt. While we’re not saying it’s time to put away the shorts and poppy summer jams, we want to help you get ready for the pumpkin-spice-everything season with this fall playlist to make you all sorts of cozy.
#1. Vance Joy
“Riptide” artist Vance Joy was voted #1 on the 2013 Triple J Hottest 100 and has since taken the world by storm. The Australian indie folk singer/songwriter Vance Joy creates Bon Iver-influenced songs, which create an intimate feeling for listeners.
You can listen to his latest single, “Missing Piece” anywhere you stream music.
#2. Taylor Swift – folklore and evermore
It wouldn’t be a fall playlist without the queen of red lipstick, boss babe moves, and broken hearts, Taylor Swift. Her pandemic released albums folklore and evermore made 2020 feel just a little less sad, while still leaving listeners ready to curl up in their best cardigans.
Swift’s profound story-telling ability came to light in these back-to-back releases, all in preparation for the release of fan-favorites from The Vault.
#3. Vampire Weekend
Indie rock band Vampire Weekend has made great lengths since their self-titled debut in 2008, but who doesn’t love a throwback? If you enjoy the aesthetic of prep-school fall football games, bonfires, and teenage angst, this album is the fall sound you need.
#4. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
Grammy and Academy Award nominee Sufjan Stevens is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. His 2015 album, Carrie & Lowell, gives you those campy vibes. Picture crisp fall air, picnic blankets, and shared coffee.
#5. Green Day – “Wake Me Up When September Ends”
Green Day. Wake Me Up When September Ends. Need we say more?
#6. Ed Sheeran – “Autumn Leaves”
Imagine driving in your car with no real plans for the day, just fog collecting on the windshield while you watch condensation collect.
Ed Sheeran’s “Autumn Leaves” is that song that plays. From the calming melodies to the simplistic lyrics, we give this old-school Sheeran song an A+.
#7. The Neighbourhood – “Sweater Weather”
Sweater weather is arguably the most magical time of year in NEPA and this song is no exception. Whether your days are spent visiting local farms and fairs or you take the drive to an out-of-state beach, this is the song you’ll hear on the radio at least 5 times before you reach your destination.
#8. Conan Grey – “Heather”
Conan Grey, just break my heart, please! The emotional and raw vocals in “Heather” make us all reflect on that unrequited love that just hurt so deeply, even if it was for the best. And isn’t cozy weather the best time to feel a little down?
#9. Lewis Capaldi – “Before You Go”
Speaking of feeling, Lewis Capaldi’s “Before You Go” reflects on a mental health crisis all too familiar to many. This song not only dives deep into human emotion but makes you want to reconnect with those who need a helping hand.
#10. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – “Home”
It wouldn’t be a fall playlist without some folk-y tunes. “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros will have you singing along in your car without a care in the world.
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