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October Playlist

I’m just your average basic betch: my personality consists of being short, really loving fall, and making killer Spotify playlists…I hope to God people know there’s more to me than that…regardless, it’s all true. I remember when Spotify was just getting started there was an extension that organized the song order of your playlist by vibe. They used bpm and artist info to sort it and I LOVED playing around with it. Now, the task of vibe organization is on my shoulders.

This playlist, put simply, is a running list of songs that could underscore the opening or ending scene of a coming of age movie as summer and ends and the school year begins. That’s sort of how I see fall and maybe that’s why I like it so much; the season can be seen as an ending or beginning depending on how you look at it. I guess the same is true for every season, but the transition is a lot more apparent to me from summer to fall. Just like the season, I tried to make October Chill neither outright happy nor straight-up sad. There’s a melancholy feeling of ending and beginning to it.

TLDR:

This playlist= chill & sometimes spooky vibes with intermittent musical swells and haunting harmonies. Pairs well with getting ready for your Zoom call in the morning, taking the long way to the grocery store, registering to vote?

I created this playlist in Spotify, but used Tune My Music to convert it for Apple Music users. If that’s you, click HERE. Otherwise, I’ve linked the Spotify below. Scroll on down for a few highlights of my selections for this playlist.

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Highlights

  • Lorde’s album Pure Heroine: I played this non-stop my freshman year of high school. Listening to it smells like a crisp Friday afternoon in fall, driving with the windows down making the wind a little too cool for comfort.
  • California Dreamin’ by The Mamas and The Papas: This song introduced me to the power of stereo sound. I was walking across campus my freshman year and my headphones were broken. Only one earbud was producing sound and it left me with just an eerie hollow-sounding harmony track. I’ve never listened to this song the same way since.
  • Covers I used to not be a such a fan of covers…this was the same era during which I did not approve of sweatpants in public…I have changed, lemme tell you. This is evidenced by the 5+ covers on this playlist. I really enjoy all of their original renditions too, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to appreciate a good cover when I hear one.  

Give the playlist a listen and let me know what you think! And comment what songs feel like fall to you!

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