An autumn playlist: Sweater Weather
I have already covered how autumn is my favourite season and how it causes real damage to my wallet (if you missed it, you can read all about it here).
What you still don’t know is that autumn deserves an appropriate playlist, too.
After all, you need the right soundtrack to drink your pumpkin spice latte in Starbucks, to walk in a park jumping into piles of leaves, or go shopping and spend all your money in sweaters.
(Peanuts, Charles Schulz)
At least I do. Especially when I’m commuting in the morning, the train is so packed I can’t breathe, and all I want to do is go to a random park and take instagrammable pictures of my feet among dead leaves (yes, hipster, I know. But in that park I would be outside, alone, no strangers’ elbows sticking in my neck, no one – literally!- reading the newspaper using my head as a table). And while I’m stuck on the tube instead, counting the seconds that separate me from my stop, maybe Autumnsong by Manic Street Preacher starts playing. “So when you hear this autumn song, remember the best times are yet to come”, and then the commute is a little bit bearable.
That’s why I have decided to share this playlist with all of you. I hope it helps in setting the right autumn mood. And if someone starts reading the newspaper on top of your head, too, you can start singing. An impromptu karaoke might scare the rude fella away.
I’m leaving also a few videos of my favourite songs in the playlist.
The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather
“And if I may just take your breath away
I don’t mind if there’s not much to say
Sometimes the silence guides our minds
So move to a place so far away
The goosebumps start to raise
The minute that my left-hand meets your waist…”
Two Door Cinema Club – Sun
“Drawn apart, New York and London
All I see now are distant drumlins
The roads I knew became a city
And I wonder, will you wait for me?”
Manic Street Preachers – Autumnsong
“So when you hear this autumn song
Clear your heads and get ready to run
So when you hear this autumn song
Remember the best times are yet to come”
Neil Young – Harvest Moon
“Come a little bit closer
Hear what I have to say
Just like children sleepin’
We could dream this night away”