The last time I shared a playlist it was my Quarantine Playlist in April, and I wrote, “Fingers crossed there isn’t one of these next month!” Hahaha. Oh, sweet, naive Gen. Though, in my defense, who would have thought that we’d still be isolating all these months later?
Now, it’s fall, my kids are back doing virtual school, and we are still wearing masks, social distancing, and staying home as much as possible. And even though we are used to this new routine, things are still hard. There are just so many new issues, circumstances, and emotions to navigate every day.
The things getting me through these weird, tough days still include exercise, time in nature, and music. I wanted to share my fall playlist, in case you use music for coping as well. Here are the tunes I’ve been listening to on runs, hikes, and just when I need to calm my brain.
Give it a listen, and then let me know what songs you like to play on rough days. I’d love to know!
My Fall Playlist
“Ain’t Gonna Drown” by Elle King
“Half Asleep” by School of Seven Bells: “I don’t know what it is about this song—maybe the raspy and sweet voice of the singer or the beat in which she sings it—but this song makes me excited and very mellow and chill at the same time.”
“The Way it Was” by Coast Modern
“Caution” by The Killers
“Someday” by Flipsyde: “Great song. It just is.”
“Gun In My Hand” by Dorothy
“Cringe” by Matt Maeson
“The Railroad” by Goodnight, Texas
“Colors” by Black Pumas: “I’m obsessed with this band and this song. It reminds me of being out on the boat in Lake Austin and letting loose.”
“Heart” by Rainbow Kitten Surprise
“Crowded Table” by The Highwomen
“(Im Gonna Get Over This) Some Day” by Logan Ledger: Ledger reminds me of my father-in-law’s favorite singer, Roy Orbison. There is something so cheerful and sweet about this song and his deep voice.
“Falling Asleep At The Wheel” by Holly Humberston
“Takeaway” by The Chainsmokers
“Hurt” by Oliver Tree
“Day ‘n’ Night” by Kid Cudi
“Unforgettable” by French Montana
“The Last Song” by Tom Misch & Carmody
“Mountain at My Gates” by Foals: “What can I say? I love Foals. This song always gets played during a workout for me. I find it incredibly motivating.”
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You’ve always had such a great taste in music. This is definitely a good playlist to clean the house, crochet, and water my hundreds of plants to. Also, I’m in love with your tie dyed cardigan! Where did you get it?
Listened t a few tracks. I can so get behind this.
Love finding new artists
I find that with the world turning and burning music has become my safe space
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Jen for these songs I really needed a new playlist . ❤️
I have a ‘Driver Picks the Music’ playlist…mostly songs that have been featured on Supernatural(some from some of my other favorite shows too) along with other favorites! Music is deifinatley a calmer for me, especially, like you when it’s artists & songs that I am obsessed with! Keep the music going ❤️🎶
Can you please upload it to spotify? I would give it a listen and add to my list, also I love the tie dye sweater. 🙂
There are rough days where I need rough music and then there are rough days where I just need a mental break. My mental Time Out songs:
That It Moves – Greg Laswell
Peach Fuzz – Camp
Lost in Space – Emmit Fenn
Holding Back the Years A Simply Red (and the song is simply timeless.)
You’re Somebody Else – Flora Cash
Gold Rush – Death Can for Cutie
I also have The Killers and Black Pumas, but you were kind enough to list those already.
Enjoy the music and here’s to better days ahead!
This is really similar to one of my Pandora stations! If you ever have a chance to see Rainbow Kitten Surprise live, you should. Great band, love Devil Like Me and Lady Lie.
Thank you so much! I was hearing the same artists in a loop since March, can’t wait to actually hear something new!!
A 1000 times yes to “Caution” – Brandon Flowers is one of the, if not the, best showmen there is these days, but he doesn’t half tire me out watching him – he’s like a whippet in a three piece suit!
Love this playlist. Honestly Day N’ Night is one of my favorite songs. I’m glad to find it here.
Hey I just left you a comment on facebook, however I forgot to ask, can I follow you on Spotify?
I will not bow by Breaking Benjamin is my go to get pumped song.
Thank you for new songs to help get thru the days! A good mix is good for the soul, especially this year. I just added Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles new song tonight. Thought you might like it too.
Keep Staying Safe!
Loving this playlist. Especially love that you included Tom Misch.
Thanks for sharing your playlist. I love listening to rock and heavy metal. I know to many that doesn’t seem calming, but the music has a cathartic effect on me. I like to listen to “Fading Like a Flower” by Roxette, “Unforgiven” by Metallica, “2 Minutes to Midnight” by Iron Maiden, “Alive” by Pearl Jam, “Devil’s Child” by Judas Priest, “I Was for Lovin’ You” by KISS, “Shot in the Dark” by Ozzy Osbourne, and so many more!!
Always on the lookout for new music. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Side note, that cardigan is AMAZING!!!
I’m recommending a song from my sister’s
favorite band, Beautiful Ones by Hurts. This is a great song to walk/run/dance to!
Nice….will be adding to my playlist. Currently a wide variety of music in my playlist…a few:
Strength – The Alarm
Whole of the. On = The Waterboys
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
September – Earth, Wind, and Fire
Hammer and a Nail – Indigo Girls
The Bright Side – Summercamp
Middle Fingers – Missio
Lost in a Crowd – Fantastic Negrito
Return to Love – Black Atlass
Shingaling- Tom Swoon
DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Fight for Your Right – Beasrie Boys
Rusty Cage – Johnny Cash
Six Different Ways – The Cure
Don’t feel bad about being optimistic. I didn’t go get my dual monitors from my office until last Monday. I just kept expecting that we would go back to working there. Alas. It is not to be.
I love this playlist!!! Thanks, Gen! ❤
Gen, I love this playlist — it’s introduced me to musicians who are totally new for me. I listen to it at least once a week while working — it’s grounding and keeps me focused. Please keep the playlists coming! 🙂