Six Songs to Fall For This Autumn

Here’s an autumnal list of soundtracks perfect for the sweater weather season.

Autumn: more known as the season of toasty marshmallows and bonfires, digging out your mufflers from the back of the closet and indulging into the glorious, glorious carbs just waiting to make you fat. As summer dawns into fall, our tastes for music change as well — the transition is the only explanation for the groovy autumn playlists pulsating in our phones. And while the perspective of good music never changes, there are some songs that just feel more appropriate to the atmospheric vibe as we move from the sandy beaches to the maple orchards. To get you in the leaves-falling, fireworks-popping spirit, here are tracks that celebrate autumn of all its delicious glory.

 

  1. Green Day – “Wake Me Up When September Ends”

This band draws some delightfully bleak parallels between autumn and death in the lyrics. More focusedly, Green Day correlates the season with the death of the legendary singer Billie Joe Armstrong’s father. Therefore, fall, to him, is so unbearably disheartening that he wishes to skip it completely, and asks to literally “wake him up when September ends,” just like the desolate song title.

 

  1. The Weeknd – “King of the Fall”

Just how fall is it? Drinking a spiced, iced pumpkin spice latte out of a venti cup explains everything. The wistful singer associates the appearance of the season every year, yet never promises to be sober in the first place to get into the overall feel of a moody autumn day.

 

  1. Eva Cassidy – “Autumn Leaves”

For those days of the month when self-indulging in a lugubrious anguish seems the only option for a comfortable afternoon, Eva here is gladly willing to enrich you with a strong dose of empathetic sorrow. After all, there’s nothing like a twinge of collective blunder to begin the season, no?

 

  1. John Mayer – “St. Patrick’s Day”

We can listen to some good old John Mayer during any season, but this song in particular is perfect for autumn especially. He confesses with heartfelt vigor about finding his true love in this season that will help him endure the cold and lonely months of winter… or rather, using the weather as an plaintive excuse to stay with his loved one. Despite the lyrics, this is a great song that really captures the mood of the upcoming winter.

 

  1. Yellow Card – “October Nights”

This mellow track describes the pleasant balm of crisp fall afternoons cuddled against girlfriend, adopting a romanticized simplicity and painting a cozy picture of sweet love bloomed in the season of autumn – going on a date to a pumpkin patch says it all.

 

  1. Ed Sheeran – “Autumn Leaves”

Another song titled “Autumn Leaves” – and this time sung by our favorite acoustic-meets-pop singer songwriter Ed Sheeran. Typically, the best fall songs are about daydreaming, sleeping, or wandering around aimlessly. This track is no different – in the classic Ed Sheeran style, this passionate song soulfully captures the feeling of melancholic yearning of your love leaving. Very autumn-esque and moving, a melody that goes wonderfully with a steaming mocha latte and a nice knitted sweater.

 

Little things like a good song and good company are what sums up fall best. What’s your style of nostalgic, reminiscent autumn tracks?

 

– Ashley Kim (’18)

Why Fall is the Bomb.com

Fall into fall…with Blueprint.

Leaves have turned brown, red, and yellow. ‘Tis the season for warm, cozy, Starbucks drinks. That’s right, it’s fall. And let’s be real here: fall is the best season out of the four. If it’s not obvious to you, here are some reasons why fall is the bomb.com, and why you should appreciate the season!

1. Please. No more bugs, sweat, and air conditioning.

I mean, sure, summer is cool. We’re finally released from a long, long year of school, and off to paradise (if you’re stuck studying for SATs, sorry). We get to enjoy ice cream sundaes, the beach, and the sun — what more could we ask for? Not much, but obviously, God decided it just wasn’t enough because every summer, we’re stuck with hundreds of mosquito bites, sweat stains, and extremely harsh air conditioning. I’m done with it already. Aren’t you? So thanks summer, but step aside.

 

2. Sweater weather…duh.

Everything’s better when you’re wearing a sweater (it even kind of rhymes). You can snuggle in the sleeves of your sweater, be super comfortable, and yet, still manage to look cute. T-shirts and tank tops are great and all, but who doesn’t like being cuddled up and comfy in a blanket you literally get to wear? Fall is the best time of the year to rock your sweaters, so take advantage of the weather and the temperature!

 

3. Goodbye, smoothies, hello, warm drinks.

Pumpkin spice latte. Need I say more? No, but seriously. I’m honestly quite tired of the cups of jamba juice; give me some of that hot cocoa, topped with marshmallows. There’s hundreds of recipes for hot beverages we definitely need to try, so we better get started now. Plus, we can drink them from pretty mugs!

 

4. Pumpkin everything!

Personally, I love pumpkin. And to have a season basically dedicated to a bunch of pumpkin recipes, is just…I can’t. You can combine pumpkin with anything: pie, bread, soup, you name it. The squash itself is filled with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, but still manages to be low on calories. Best thing ever? I think yes.

Spoopy!

 

5. Fall colors

Fall is when wearing all kinds of colors suddenly becomes acceptable, and even fashionable. Darker colors are in, as it low key matches with the weather. Just to name a few: burgundy, crimson, mustard, and olive green. They’re something new after all the neon, bright, mess. No need to be a fashionista; just combine any of the fall colors with black and you’ve got yourself a great outfit.

So yeah, that pretty much sums up fall and why it’s the “most bomb.com” season ever. It’s getting colder day by day in Korea, and it seems as though we don’t have much time with fall before another long, freezing winter takes over. Enjoy the last bit of fall we get, and make the best of it!

 

– Leona Maruyama (’17)

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