I love music. Music all year round is absolutely amazing, don't get me wrong. But I think there's something extra special about music this time of year. It could be that for some reason it's more socially acceptable to create something slower and more lyrically introspective rather than your standard edm dance floor hit. And no I don't hate that kind of music either, in fact I'm a huge fan of pop music actually. I feel like a song doesn't always have to be lyrically revolutionizing to be a good song, although I prefer it to have a smidge of substance. For instance "All about that Bass" has a great message, while at the same time being a radio friendly pop song. However you could not get me to listen to "Anaconda" or God forbid that J. Lo song "Booty" for all the pumpkin spice stuff in the world.
Anyways my point is I have a soft spot in my heart for lyrically beautiful songs that make you feel something other than the need to dance and I find myself listening to that type of music more this time of the year. So here's a playlist comprised of a little of everything, well, minus the booty songs.
"No One is Lost" - Stars
"Under the Tide" - Chvrches
"Habits" - Tove Lo
"Wake Me" - Bleachers
"Love Me Harder" - Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd
"Wait" - M83
"Weekend" - Priory
"Another Love" - Tom Odell
"Sex" - The 1975
"Fade into You" - Mazzy Star
"Yellow Light" - Of Monsters and Men
The first two songs are a bit on the dance-y side but they also have a great meaning behind them. "Habits" and "Love Me Harder" are pretty damn popular so I'm sure you've heard them at some point or another, they're both songs about a love that just doesn't seem to be working out. "Wake Me" and "Fade into you" have this beautiful shoegazy melody to them that I always seem to fall in love with. "Wait" and "Another Love" are both beautiful, sad, sad songs. "Weekend"is a fun pop anthem song while "Sex" is definitely a huge rock anthem, both with very different meanings. Lastly "Yellow Light", if I could only use one word to describe it, without any hesitation, it would be magical.
Let me know what you guys thought of this playlist in the comments! Also let me know what you've been listening to lately! As always thanks for reading.