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It’s Finally Fall: My Playlist for the New Season

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at FSU chapter.

Recently, I felt a small chill in the air, so I decided it was time to make my famous fall playlist. I have a little tradition where I make a new one each year since fall is my all-time favorite season. With the holidays and colder weather on the horizon, I enjoy sprucing up my Spotify with this fresh playlist to appreciate my favorite slow and folk songs. One of my favorite things to do is discover new music. So, by doing this little tradition, I’ve been able to find so many more new songs that I wouldn’t have discovered otherwise. It’s still a work in progress, but here are some of my favorites that you can add to your growing Spotify queue.

1. “tWO ghOSTS” BY hARRY sTYLES

If I had to label Harry Styles albums as seasons, Fine Line would be summer, Harry’s House would be spring, and Harry Styles would be fall. From Harry Styles, “Two Ghosts” is a sweet reminiscent song that sums up the fall season perfectly. I will admit, I wasn’t its biggest fan the first few times I listened to it, but over time it has grown on me and now reminds me of a calming chilly afternoon. The slow guitar riffs and Styles’ calming vocals are a nice transition from the fast-paced and high-energy songs I’m used to listening to over the spring and summer seasons.

2. “jACKIE AND wILSON” BY hOZIER

A more upbeat take from Hozier’s typically slow ballads, “Jackie and Wilson” is one of my go-to road trip songs when I’m traveling home for the holidays. The lively instrumental guitar featured during the verses and the loud drums featured during the chorus make me feel joyous and uplifted. It’s the perfect energy to have going into the holiday season.

3. “aLL mY lOVE” BY nOAH kAHAN

I have found most of the artists I listen to on my own terms, but Noah Kahan was a rare case. When traveling to visit my best friend’s hometown last winter break, she added a bunch of his songs to our shared road trip playlist, and it was a nice bonding moment listening to them together. From there, I ironically fell in love with the song “All My Love.” The folky tune and upbeat rhythm almost make it the perfect song to sing along to with friends during your autumn travels.

4. “Gold Rush” by Taylor Swift

If there is one album that sums up the entire season of fall, it must be Evermore by Taylor Swift. Off this album, the song “Gold Rush” is the perfect mix of that folky fall sound and a sparkly pop feel. The main thing I enjoy about it is its lyrics, especially the repetition of “Gleaming, twinkling, eyes like sinking ships on waters,” bringing in a bright and relaxing feeling of the fall season.

5. “Let The Light In” BY Lana Del Rey (Feat. Father John Misty)

A recent favorite of mine, “Let The Light In” is a soft, slow song that feels like the end of a coming-of-age movie. I’m excited to listen to this song during chilly fall afternoons and fully soak up the season. Lana Del Rey’s soothing vocals and sweet lyrics are the perfect thing to cozy up to as the weather starts to get colder.

From folk tunes to pop ballads, I’m ready to jump into the fall season with some songs from my new (and ever-growing) playlist. Now all I need is for the Florida weather to get chilly for it all to truly fall into place!  

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Holly is currently a Media/Communication Studies major at Florida State University, planning to minor in English. She enjoys making Spotify playlists, hanging out with friends, and writing!