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Seasonal Sadness But Make it Witchy

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The sun sets early these days, and as someone who is completely powered by the sun and her light, I’ve fallen into an all too familiar pattern of occasional sadness. These songs aren’t connected to any particular memory but together create a feeling that I’ve felt these past few months.

When Amanda Seyfriend sings, “…I’m so lucky I am the girl with the golden hair…”, I inevitably tear up. Always. What is it about that note? Her voice? How do I always remember this particular sunset in Crema when I hadn’t even heard that song then?

Hiding Tonight by Alex Turner reminds me of J’s hometown. Even though I’ve never been there. To the neighbouringMagic, town, once, sure; but not his hometown. Yet I always think of it. The movie, the strangeness of growing up, adolescence and its mysteries.

There’s a live version of Solo by Lorde, and I think I might just prefer it over Frank’s original. (Yes, I said it)

I’ve fallen asleep to Roberta Flack’s Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow for almost all of this month. I think I first heard it in Scandal (the show with Olivia Pope). I’ve actually discovered so many wonderful black jazz artists through that show. Shonda Rhimes is a magician. “Tonight, with words unspoken, you say I’m the only one.” A feeling all too familiar.

I end the playlist with Rêverie by Claude Debussy and Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Because we could all use some Debussy induced slumber in our lives.

I hope you enjoy this.

Love,

Harleen

  1. Sky full of song by Florence + The Machine
  2. Saturn Song by Beach House
  3. Visions of Gideon by Sufjan Stevens
  4. Liability (Reprise) by Lorde
  5. Death with Dignity by Sufjan Stevens
  6. Thank You For The Music  From ‘Mamma Mia’ Original Movie Soundtrack
  7. Only Ones Who Know – Arctic Monkeys
  8. I Only Have Eyes For You – The Flamingos
  9. Venice Bitch – Lana Del Rey
  10. Hiding tonight – Alex Turner
  11. Not That You’d Even Notice – Keaton Henson
  12. Solo by Frank Ocean
  13. Self Control by Frank Ocean
  14. We Find Love by Daniel Ceasar
  15. I’ve Been Waiting For You  From ‘Mamma Mia’ Original Movie Soundtrack
  16. Mia & Sebastian’s Theme From “La La Land” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  17. Love is A Losing Game – Amy Winehouse
  18. Goodbye Kiss by Kasabian
  19. Georgia On My Mind by Oscar Peterson Trio
  20. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow by Robert Flack 
  21. Gymnopédie No.3 by Erik Satie, Isaac Stern, Frank Brieff
  22. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? – 2011 by Amy Winehouse
  23. Futile Devices by Sufjan Stevens
  24. Une Barque Sur L’océan by André Laplante
  25. Rêverie, L. 68: Rêverie by Claude Debussy, Jean-Yves Thibaudet
  26. I’d Rather Go Blind by Etta James
  27. Ravel: Ma mère l’oye, M.60 – For Piano Duet, M.60 – 5. Le Jardin féerique by Valerie Szervánszky, Ronald Cavaye

The entire playlist can be found here.

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