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The Perfect Autumn Playlist

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Maybe it’s the chilly weather and gloomy atmosphere that influences people to become sweater-wearing and espresso-drinking citizens of society during the fall season. For some reason it’s also one of the only times that it appears to be socially acceptable to listen to indie-folk and blues music throughout the colorful season. In other words, fall is the perfect time to discover new and exciting music that you wouldn’t normally even consider listening to. Here’s some indie-folk and blues tracks to help you get started making your own fall soundtrack this season.

Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”

No fall playlist would be complete without a song from Mumford & Sons. If you’re shaking your head just know that you aren’t fooling anyone, we’re all guilty of listening to the angsty British-folk band during the fall season. The Cave features the perfect amount of folk to jump-start your fall adventures, while also gently reminding you that heartbreak doesn’t last forever.

Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”

As the leaves start to change colors and fall off the trees, many people believe that fall is the season of new beginnings. Imagine Dragons’ Radioactive captures the dark and eerie atmosphere that the changing winds bring during the season. The song’s lyrics and chorus are an uplifting message that symbolizes the start of new beginnings.

Passion Pit, “Take a Walk”

Fall is the perfect season to go outside and just, take a walk! Between the cooler temperatures and the ongoing harvest atmosphere that takes place throughout the season, Passion Pit’s Talk a Walk will make you feel empowered and energized all season long. The song’s upbeat tempo and catchy lyrics will leave you feeling satisfied and content during the chilly and brisk strolls you take throughout the season.

Broken Bells, “October”

The Shins’ James Mercer and Brian Burton take the idea of alternative music to a new level in their debut self-titled album. October has the blues-like vibe that adds the perfect amount of edge to any fall playlist. The looped piano track and harmonizing lyrics will leave you feeling empowered to take on the world, or at least move from underneath your heated blanket.

The Lumineers, “Stubborn Love”

While the band’s self-titled album is the perfect soundtrack to accompany your fall foliage adventures, Stubborn Love is the one track that really stands out among the rest. Full of raw emotion that will tug at your heartstrings, Stubborn Love will make you realize why you fell in love with indie-folk in the first place.

Honorable Mentions:

The Shins, “New Slang”

Bon Iver, “Skinny Love”

Hozier, “Someone New”

Fleet Foxes “Mykonos”

Foster the People, “Pumped up Kicks”

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