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.”