Cooler temps inspire new playlists
By Hayden Prescott Corwin ’15
The leaves change colors, argyle sweaters get dusted off and music listeners’ tastes change for the fall season.
I am a seasonal music listener who makes playlists depending upon the weather.
I listen to a lot of the same music year round, but when it begins to cool down in the fall, I will listen to songs such as “Autumn Sweater” by Yo La Tengo, “Disorder” by Joy Division or “We Are the Sleepyheads” by Belle and Sebastian, which have a sense of cold to their sound.
Other students also said their music taste changes to match the cooler weather of the fall.
“I like rock in the fall,” said Grayson Bridges ’15. “Punk and alternative rock is usually pretty good too. It helps get me in the mood for the cold.”
Ian Hart ’15 said his taste in music does change for the fall in accordance to the weather.
“Personally, I love fall,” Hart said. “I think it’s a great relief from the hot summer.”
Hart said he is listening to Lykke Li and One Direction.
Jim Kelly ’17 said a few bands that are included in one of his playlists for the fall season are in the alternative genre.
“I listen to Indie/Alternative, I guess,” Kelly said. “Like the Killers, Modest Mouse and Arcade Fire.”
However, not everyone changes what music they listen according to season.
“It really hasn’t changed from what I normally listen to,” said Gus Laurin ’15. “I listen to almost anything but country.”
Laurin said he had just made an oldies playlist that includes Roy Orbison and other acts similar to him.
But Laurin said that playlist had nothing to do with his music taste changing for the season.
“I feel like it doesn’t matter what season it is,” said Damian De La Torre ’15. “I think everyone listens to different music based on how they feel.”