Well, that was abrupt. Earlier this week I was sweating in front of my fan, desperate for some air to flow into my third floor converted-attic apartment. Today it is 50 degrees and raining, my fingers have turned to icicles, and I am piled under all my blankets, hunkered down and refusing to leave the house, even though it’s Coven Night at the monthly queer dance party. I can’t say that I’m mad about this new dreary weather, though. I’m excited to be wearing pants again; I’m excited to cook things on my stove without regretting how hot it makes the whole apartment; I’m excited to read and drink tea on my couch while listening to gloomy music. I’m excited for when the rain clears up and leaves a slight lingering melancholy to mix with invigoratingly crisp air.
So in honor of in-between month, I bring you a playlist for cold, autumn rain. Break out your stew recipes and hot cocoa mix, sharpen your pumpkin-carving knife, unearth your slippers from the back of the closet, press play, and settle in for the fall.
Oh Sister – Andrew Bird
Living Proof – Cat Power
Wanna Be On Your Mind – Valerie June
Sentimental X’s – Broken Social Scene
Archive – Mal Blum
Swimming in Your Ocean – Crash Test Dummies
Ghosts – Ibeyi
Your Apartment – Jenny Owen Youngs
Write to Your Brother – Perfume Genius
Every Time the Sun Comes Up – Sharon Van Etten
That’s the Way – Led Zeppelin
Afraid – Posse
Where I Will Be – Emmylou Harris
November Rain – Guns N’ Roses
This looks amazing, thanks a bunch!
Don’t have a Spotify, but I must say that’s a lovely list.
I have something you’d probably never run into that would probably fit in it.
It’s most rainy day music sounding Cajun song I’ve ever heard and it’s about the now neglected All Saint’s Day traditions.
oh i like this a lot! thanks for sharing :D
Figured you would, you’re welcome is the thing I guess I’m suppose to say.
Superb playlist, Maddie.
OH MY GOD YOU PUT “WHERE WILL I BE” ON HERE. ALL THE HEART EYES EMOJIS FOR YOU. Wrecking Ball is everything. Emmylou Harris is everything.
it just sounds like rain! like you are sitting in your car in the late afternoon and rain is pouring down your winshield and the streetlights are starting to come on and you are feeling melancholy about something but then you will take a deep breath and drive to wherever you need to go.
Sorry, Maddie, not related whatsoever, but ADELE IS BACK!!!!
adele really gets this playlist, I think.
THIS IS PERFECT FOR TODAY, IT’S RAINING EN CHINGOS TODAY IN DALLAS
I AM GLAD IT IS PERFECT FOR YOUR RAINY DAY.
This is great!!
Posse and Perfume Genius??? Be still my queer heart.
a neat person gave me those songs.
Oh my god, I thought I was the only person who like that Crash Test Dummies song.
i mean it is a melancholy song about oral sex, so is there really anything not to love?
excuse me maddie this playlist is too perfect.
:heart eyes turtle emoji:
i opened this just as it started softly raining outside!
my rainy playlists always include cat power’s ‘metal heart
& a steady dose of melancholy bob dylan (‘one too many mornings,’ ‘not dark yet’). speaking of dylan, i’d never heard that andrew bird cover of ‘oh sister’– which is one of my favorites. this is all so great, thank you.
i love a good rainy autumn playlist and i ESPECIALLY love a good rainy autumn that doesn’t have any bon over on it. NC is having a few days of mild autumn, but as soon as it gets gloomy again, this will be the perfect ‘walking to school at 7 am when the sun still isn’t completely up with a mug of tea’ playlist
bon iver is for driving across wide open landscapes while feeling pensive, and nothing else.
(aka NOT for rain in october. i’m glad you liked this!)
This looks great!!! We definitely had some October rain here today. Although, have y’all stopped putting your playlists on 8tracks?? That’s where I always go to listen to them!
Thanks, Maddy… always looking for new quasi blue tunes…
Rainy and cool here on a late October Sunday morning… Listening to your list and drinking a mug of hot coffee.
I live in Northern California and hopefully it actually does rain for more than a few minutes here. The impending El Niño is only supposed to soak SoCal, which does nothing to help alleviate the drought (we need snowpack).
In any case, if it does rain, I will listen to your playlist-so thanks!