Thursday, August 30, 2012

Come September

As you'll see from my sidebar item "I love...", this is the first year I've felt very strongly about summer. Very, very strongly - totally in love, obsessed and depressed at the thought of it ending. It's the city that did it to me; this wild hub full of endless options and liveliness that makes every moment in the sweltering heat feel like an unbothered, air-conditioned and happy one.

That being said, like all things, the end of summer (which comes in two days, in my mind) is bittersweet. Of course, I'll miss the hot breeze and effortless wardrobe selection - but I'm also overexcited at the thought of leaf-piled laneways and rustic folk sounds that belong in the autumn months. It's just the prettiest season, hands down.

And so, as my social summer hip-hop kick winds down (but doesn't disappear, not to worry) - I welcome some acoustic prizes back into my music library to greet the Fall weather with open arms. We've seen a few snaps of morning chill this past week, and for the first time in three months, Dan Mangan, Fleet Foxes and Ryan Adams sound perfectly at home again. Something about a howling harmonica and twinkling guitar melody scream September. So, in preparation for what's realistically just around the corner (we'll be layered in sweaters within the blink of an eye) - here are some of the most heartfelt, strum-filled ditties on the market, and ones that I'll have on full blast when the first leaf fades.


(One of the most wonderful Canadians and lyricists out there)


(Modern day Dylan, no?)


(My favourite new song off JM's gorgeous coming-of-age new album)

(Everyone gets this song! There are no words for how excited I am for this album)


(Incredibly cheesy song, but it mentions gold-painted fields and is also just a wee bit sweet)

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