By, Kyla Guilfoil, Asst. News Editor
The weather has finally started to match the changing colors of the leaves around campus. After a rollercoaster of weather throughout the summer and early fall, it seems that sweater weather is finally here to stay. And what better way to celebrate the changing of sea- sons than by checking out a playlist that’s perfect for your newly scenic walk to class, an afternoon cup of coffee or light- ing that first pumpkin spice candle of the year.
For me, the chill that comes with the oranges, yellows and reds of autumn begs for a cozy, acoustic backtrack. These songs make me want nothing more than a kitchen that smells like pumpkin bread and just one more candle to add to my collection. Scan the QR code to see what songs have me spiraling into full-on sweater weather.
An Ode to a Conversation Stuck in Your Throat – Del Water Gap
This Del Water Gap song is a go-to for my walk home. A rhythmic guitar bleeds into a catchy beat that sustains Joffe’s sweet-toned croning. S. Holden Joffe released this song on his self-titled sophomore album in 2021. As Del Water Gap, Joffe has the perfect pleading love songs to revive your spirits on a chilly day.
Heteroverheels – Dan & Drum
Now we’ll slow it down with Heteroverheels, a single released by Dan & Drum in 2017. Dan & Drum is an LA band led by Dan Checkers. Their sophomore album, “Heavy Metal,” is set to release in 2022. Heteroverheels is narrated by Checker’s light, airy lyricsm and backed by a hushed weaving of surrounding vocals and guitar. This song is haunting and immersing, just like this autumn air.
Fallingwater – Maggie Rogers
There is really no situation for which a Maggie Rogers song can’t apply. This particular one was a breakout hit from her debut album, “Heard It In A Past Life.” Rogers is a NYU graduate whose single “Alaska” led to her contract with Capitol Records, who released the album. “Falling Water” is a perfect example of Roger’s strong, yet delicate voice, which carries over a naturally-feeling beat that textualizes the song. Personally, I’d say this song is spot-on for a warm, end of day shower during these cold months.
Chanel Orange in my Living Room – Charlie Burg
This one’s for my lovers out there. Grab that special someone and let Charlie Burg’s incredible rhythm dance you around the room. This song is a 2020 single, released after his two albums that dropped in 2015 and 2017, respectively. Burg is a 25-year-old singer-songwriter from Detroit who began releasing music in 2015. I love Burg for his incredibly smooth voice and hint-of-R&B alternative sound that is impossible to ignore.
Amoeba – Clairo
“Amoeba” comes from Clairo’s sophomore album, “Sling,” which was released earlier this year. Amoeba blends perfectly after Burg’s, carrying that funky rhythm into a softer, yet more upbeat, song. Clairo’s voice is as gentle as finally climbing into bed during those early evening sunset hours. Don’t get too com- for table though, the song’s jazz inspired backing will get you up and dancing soon enough.
Something, In General – Ritt Momney
This song brings back an articulate guitar picking that introduces Ritt Momney’s lyrics to “Something, In General.” This song comes from his debut album, “Her and All My Friends,” which was released in 2019. Formerly Jack Rutter, Ritt Momney rose to fame in 2020 following his cover of Corrine Rae Bailey’s “Put Your Records On” went viral on TikTok. Today, Ritt Momney boasts 5.4 million monthly Spotify listeners. Stream this song for an alluring indie lullaby.
Stay Down – Julien Bak- er, Phoebe Bridgers & Lucy Dacus
The next song comes from the iconic 2018 EP “boygenius” recorded by Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus. “Stay Down” features the three womens’ captivating vocals, as well as a crescendoing guitar and drum combination that gently breaks off follow- ing the chorus before building again. Beautiful string accents compliment the instrumentals, again building and complimenting the vocals. “Stay Down” is often in my ears on a train ride home, and is always able to awaken any chilled bones.
Idea of Her – Cavetown
Who are we without a fantasy? We’ve all got one, don’t we? Cavetown confronts this bittersweet crush stage that many find themselves in as the weather gets colder and true colors start to unravel like the leaf stems from their once clinging tree. Robin Daniel Skinner, professionally called Cavetown, released this track on his most recent album,
“Man’s Best Friend.” This bit- tersweet melody links perfectly with this approaching sweater weather season, and the inevitable complexities of fresh attraction.
Love Song for the Haters – Fleece
Fleece, a Montreal based band, released “Love Song for the Haters” on their third and most recent album, “Stunning and Atrocious.” This track has a classic psychedelic rock feeling, with lead vocalist, Matthew Rogers, carrying the song with his nasally yet melodic tone. Sweet undertones flush over the vocals, ebbing just perfectly to feature the lyrics while still filling out the sound. This track is almost as delicious as my warm cup of tea.
The Subway Song – Delacey
Our closing song is by Delacey, known off-stage as Brittany Marie Amaradio, who is an American singer-songwriter. This track comes from her debut album, “Black Coffee,” and holds a harmony that carries us effortlessly to the end of our playlist. Delacey’s vocals ride over quiet piano chords and a gentle rhythmic percussion. The beat grows stronger as the song progresses, and we feel both ourselves, and Delacey’s subway home, reach a destination.