Words & Photo: @oliverinstead
My music preference shifts with the seasons and autumn to me is always a good time for ballads, slow R&B, music made to be felt more so than listened to. Music that I can personally relate to on an emotional level. So when Panasonic invited me to share my playlist, I selected five of my #mood tracks that I think you need to check out and perhaps even add to your own autumn playlist.
one Stayin’ Alive – Say Lou Lou
Even though I may not seem the most qualified to describe this as “nostalgic”, to say that I grew up with Stayin’ Alive wouldn’t be such a stretch either since the original version was one of my dad’s fav songs. Say Lou Lou is one of the acts that I’d been trying to get into for a while but I’m really loving them for what they’ve done to this disco classic. [ Listen ]
two WILD (feat. Alessia Cara) – Troye Sivan
I’m a massive, MASSIVE fan of both Troye Sivan and Alessia Cara. I think they are some of the more talented new artists we’ve heard in the last couple of years, so of course I was going to love this song. I mean as much as I appreciated the solo version, Alessia’s performance really gave it a lift. [ Listen ]
three Lovesick – Banks
Ever since I played The Altar for the first time, this is the one track that I cannot get off my mind. I’ve always admired the brave honesty in Banks’ music and Lovesick is possibly one of the more shameless musical confessions she’s ever made.
Fun fact: Banks was the first ever artist I paid to go and see… the fact that Josef Salvat was the supporting act made it easier for me to spend that ticket money.
four Episode – Gallant
The Prince #throwback vibe is strong with my fourth choice. I strongly believe that Gallant has one of the most legit male pop vocals in music right now and Episode is the only proof I need to back up this statement. [ Listen ]
five Rise Up – Andra Day
A little late on the Rise Up train but it’s better late than never, right? Right. Hands down my fav ballad of the year, I particularly enjoy Rise Up for its “cinematic” quality : something that just feels perfect for a depressing film or slow dancing to with your other half in the kitchen with the lights dimmed and spaghetti boiling over in the background. [ Listen ]
If you like my playlist, perhaps you would enjoy it even more on Panasonic CD Speaker, their range of powerful multi-room speakers means you can now enjoy all your fav music wherever you are.
So what kind of music do you enjoy? Share your autumn playlist below as I would love to check them out… y’know I be on the lookout for new music, always. 😉