Entering a new season is always a fun time in my Spotify app. I’ve started my fall playlist, but it’s still a major work in progress. I’m currently trying to switch my mindset from summer songs to fall ballads, so my music is slightly all over the place. Even though it’s a little chaotic, this is one of my favorite times for music. I can go from listening to something popular on TikTok to a song that none of my friends have ever heard. Now that we’re saying goodbye to summer, I think it is a perfect time to reflect on what I was listening to and motion in the new playlists.
I had so much free time, as I imagine everyone did. While I wasn’t watching Netflix, I was listening to music on Spotify. I discovered so many new songs and artists this summer and I’m so excited to share. Let’s get this out of the way. My One Direction phase came back. I shuffled that darn One Direction - All Songs playlist so many times. But while I wasn’t reliving middle school, I got into a lot of interesting genres of music. I fell in love with jazz music this summer, listening to Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and my personal favorite, Frank Sinatra. It may be popular, but “Fly Me To The Moon” is just such a classic. The outlier this summer was “My Heart Will Go On” by Céline Dion. I could not stop watching Titanic, it’s my favorite movie, what can I say? Listening to that song while doing anything just made me feel like I was giving my own personal concert. And of course, I can’t forget to mention Taylor Swift. I’ve been listening to her for half of my life. The release of Folklore was perfect for closing summer and entering the fall.
My fall playlist this year is called not spooky or scary skeletons just fall vibes. I love the fall season if you couldn’t already tell. I used to live in New York so fall to me will always be red and orange leaf piles and wearing a coat over your Halloween costume. I can’t exactly explain what that vibe entails in terms of music, but the songs that are currently on the playlist are “we fell in love in october” by girl in red, “State of Grace” by Taylor Swift, “Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac, “Murders” by Miracle Music, and “Arcade” by Duncan Laurence. If you’ve heard any of these songs, I’m sure you can catch onto what vibes I’m talking about. I can picture myself painting a pumpkin and making little Pillsbury ghost cookies with this playlist on. Since I won’t be going anywhere for Halloween, this definitely seems like the plan, just with a much more completed playlist.