So technically it’s still autumn. But since the northeast has already had its first major snowstorm of the season (shout out to Buffalo and 12 feet of snow), I thought my current list of favourite songs could classify as a winter playlist. I can’t help it – some songs just sound better with a blanket of fluffy snow outside.
1. Tiger Striped Sky – Roo Panes
Roo Panes (Roo’s a cute little nickname for Andrew) is an English artist with a lovely rumbly low voice and a penchant for writing perfectly catchy folk songs. He’s also really cute.
2. Roslyn – Bon Iver & St. Vincent
What winter playlist would be complete without a Bon Iver song? His voice is fittingly chilling to match the cold winter days. The harmonies in this song are beautiful and make me feel ten kinds of sad. In a good way though, I promise.
3. Don’t Wait – Mapei
Part robot, part melody makes for an unforgettable voice on this incredibly unique song. I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not but when it was stuck in my head for days, I knew Mapei got me.
4. I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith
It’s no secret that I (and everyone else in the world) love Sam Smith. After hearing his latest single on the radio, I was hooked. Plus, Chris Messina (aka Danny Castellano from The Mindy Project) is in the music video.
5. Take Me to Church – Hozier
Listening to this song is a religious experience. And yes I meant to make a bad joke. Hozier has such a booming and powerful voice, it’s hard not to sing along.
6. Touch – Troye Sivan
I have to admit, I didn’t expect to like the the music from this actor-turned-YouTuber-turned-singer/songwriter. He’s like a male Lorde, without the layering. This song is definitely my favourite from the five track EP.
7. Boardwalks – Little May
This song is more autumn than winter, but I’m still throwing it in here. Boardwalks has got a cheerful melody and I love starting my mornings listening to it.
8. Sons & Daughters – Allman Brown
I have a confession. Sometimes I play this song really loudly and pretend it’s the soundtrack to the movie of my life. It’s so beautiful and soft and makes the perfect background music for studying or driving.
9. From Gold – Novo Amor
This song starts off like a cheerier Bon Iver song and ends with an indie-rock feel. The video is so aesthetically pleasing that I’ve already watched it like eight times. Novo Amor aka Ali Lacey is definitely someone I’ll be keeping up with.