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Dog days of Fall

GRAPHIC: Kaitlyn Patterson 20
GRAPHIC: Kaitlyn Patterson ’20

Fall has officially arrived, but who would’ve thought so with the weather we’ve been having. The pumpkin spice lattes have returned, but where are the changing leaves, chilly breezes and pumpkin patch outings? Perhaps it’s too early for those, but can there at least be a break from the summer heat?

Well, until it’s time to bust out the flannels and pumpkin flavored everything, here’s a few songs that will help transition from summer fun to fall studies.

Here’s a mix that is something fun, weird and smooth to get you ready for the sweater weather, which is hopefully right around the corner.

“Love Me” by The 1975

This song, much like the weather this past week, is straight up weird. Unlike the weather, however, weirdness works so well for this song. From the beginning synthesizer notes to the ’80s pop influence throughout the whole song, “Love Me” brings the sounds of the past to the present day.

“Brooklyn In The Summer” by Aloe Blacc

Even though we go to school in Philadelphia, Aloe Blacc transports listeners to the streets of Brooklyn to finish out the last of the summer heat. With temperatures still reaching 90 degrees this week, Blacc’s smooth voice and refreshing rhythm cool everything down.

“Circles” by Post Malone

Post Malone dips into alternative rock for this end of summer release. This song feels like a musical representation of summer transitioning  into fall with its steady rhythm and echoey vocals. The semester continues as summer plans become memories.

“Summer” by The Carters

This jazzy combination of Beyoncé’s passion and smooth vocals and Jay-Z’s storytelling rap capture the moods of summer. With music mostly comprised of a bass guitar, snare drum, and airy background vocals, “Summer” cools everything down. Now if only the weather could follow suit. 

“Kiwi” by Harry Styles

Styles trades in his boy band pop background for a rock ‘n’  roll moment that brings the energy from start to finish. This powerhouse tune makes the listener forget that summer has ended and fall has begun. Styles’ in-your-face performance energizes the listener to go out and take on the day, whether it’s a 90 degree day or a 60 degree one.

“Wake Me Up When September Ends” by Green Day

While some may want to wake up when the summer heat is gone, this iconic Green Day tune will remind you to keep pushing through whatever you’re going through. With only a couple of weeks left before fall break, remember how far you’ve come and how little you have left to go.

Follow this link to listen to the playlist on Spotify.

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