My Autumn 2016 Playlist

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. 😉


Oliver ❤

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    October 11, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Ah I am so put of touch when it comes to music. I’ll definitely give these a listen x

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    Claire @sandbmama2015
    October 11, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    I am so out of touch with music I don’t know a single song on your play list. Some one get me a pair of headphones quick.

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    October 12, 2016 at 11:37 am

    I’m so bad with music but read somewhere recently that you should always have one friend that introduces you to new music – you are now that friend! Will make up a playlist of these and give them a listen stat!

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      October 13, 2016 at 10:06 am

      Haha! Hoping to see your own playlist on your blog soon… 😉

      Oliver x

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    Jessica Riley
    October 12, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Ok that version of Stayin’ Alive is perfection! Can’t believe I didn’t know about it.

    The Crown Wings

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      October 13, 2016 at 10:05 am

      Right?!? I love this version!

      Oliver x

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    October 12, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    I was in need of new music so thank you for sharing.

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    October 14, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I don’t want to give my age away by saying too much about the original but I love Say Lou Lou’s version of “Stayin’ Alive.” I listened to it twice in a row just now. Thanks for letting me know about it.

    You introduced me to Troye Sivan in an earlier blog posting and I really like “Wild.” This version with Alessia Cara is great. The video is sweet too. 🙂

    I liked “Episode” and “Rise Up” and I’ll need to listen to them again. Now I’m off to search for “Lovesick” by Banks. It’s nice to have someone telling me about new artists. 🙂

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