Making Your Fall Playlist

The new school year is in full swing, and that means it’s finally autumn. It’s time to switch out your tank tops for sweaters, your iced tea for hot cider, and writing your blog posts for writing essays. One thing that you probably didn’t think of switching for fall was your music playlist. Sure, we all have our favorites that get put into every single mix we make, but with the changing of the season comes a changing of your emotions and tastes. If you don’t know where to start with finding new music for your fall playlist, we can help!

Autumn is a time of change, whether it’s a change of where you live (hello, college!), a change of heart in one way or another, or just a change in your general mood. It’s a time of transition, and the music you listen to should reflect that. It’s time to trade in your upbeat summer hits for mellow study music. Here are a few different ideas to help you make a great one of a kind playlist!

For The Rainy Days

When it’s rainy and dreary, you just have to take it all in and listen to a good, sad song. I would suggest listening to Trouble by American Authors, because it has a great beat that makes up for the sad lyrics. On a day like that, though, you also need to keep your head up and find the positive in the day. You can do this by listening to an upbeat, happy song, such as

For When You’re Falling In Love

If you’re one of the lucky ones who have a budding romance, I’m sure you’re thinking of it all day, every day. You should definitely add some mellow love songs into your playlist, such as Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

For When You’re Falling Out Of Love

For those who may not be as lucky at this time of year, it’s okay to listen to some songs that say how you feel so you don’t have to say it yourself. Some ideas are Please Don’t Say You Love Me by Gabrielle Aplin, or Autumn Leaves by Ed Sheeran. Don’t worry, another season is just around the corner, and so is someone new and better for you.

For The Cold Days

Fall is the season of awkwardly wearing sweaters in the morning then sweating by the afternoon. As it gets closer to winter, though, there are days that all the hot chocolate and blankets can’t heat up. This is the perfect time to listen to The Neighbourhood’s song Sweater Weather.

To Get Ready For Halloween

Everybody loves a little bit of spooky music for the Halloween season. You could go the traditional route and listen to This Is Halloween from A Nightmare Before Christmas, or you could listen to a great song like Ghosts by The Head And The Heart, which is catchy but still has a spooky undertone.

Now it’s time for you to get started on your playlist, and have something that you can listen to no matter what you’re feeling. Happy autumn!