Frozen Pines || A Winter Playlist

Frozen Pines || A Winter Playlist

What does Winter….

look like? Stars coming out in the early evening. Animal tracks in the snow. Bare branches. Multicoloured umbrellas dotting the streets. Christmas lights. Snow-capped mountains.

taste like? Hot cocoa. Ginger cookies. Peppermint tea. Christmas pudding. Banana bread. A snowflake on your tongue. Eggnog.

smell like? Firewood smoke. Baking bread in the oven. Evergreen trees. Chestnuts. Coffee beans. Caramelised sugar.

sound like? Muffled sounds after a snowstorm. Rain pattering against the window. The splash of a puddle. Wind dancing through the branches. Children playing in the snow. This playlist.

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Never Let Me Go // Florence + The Machine
White Blood // Oh Wonder
Sense of Home // Harrison Storm
Fellow in the North // Cold Weather Company
Fireworks // First Aid Kit
O’City Lights // Gregory Alan Isakov
Frozen Pines // Lord Huron
Arctic // Sleeping At Last
All I Want // Kodaline
Like Real People Do // Hozier
Cold // Novo Amor
Oh Ms Believer // Twenty One Pilots
Vapour // Vancouver Sleep Clinic
Winter Winds // Mumford & Sons 
The Safety Dance // Sleeping At Last
Winter Came Early // Ilustrada

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Spotify.

Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze

Summer is only a few days away but the sun has already started painting the world vividly by it’s rays. So blinding. So brilliant. I used to count down the days until this season started, mainly because it meant three whole months without thinking about school or homework. Now that I’m working however, it doesn’t feel much different from the other seasons. But then I remember those warm sunny days when I was a kid, many mornings spent at the beach, binging on ice-creams, licking our chocolate-covered fingers and digging our toes in the warm gritty sand. I used to spend hours reading in the shade of the trees, while my father worked in the fields nearby…and later coming home to the smell of my mother’s new recipe. I loved these simple moments and I plan on embracing them again this year.

I have already compiled a new playlist in anticipation for summer (that’s how excited I am!) and it is a combination of songs that I’ve been enjoying lately. I hope you do as well 🙂

Coins in a Fountain– Passenger

Headlights (Acoustic Version)– Katja Petri

Yellow Sun– Crystal Fighters

Illuminate– The Kite String Tangle, Dustin Tebbutt

Tiger Striped Sky– Roo Panes

Beaches– Gone in the Sun

Tenerife Sea– Ed Sheeran

Green Light– Lorde

Don’t Let It Pass– Junip

September Song– JP Cooper

Going to California– Led Zeppelin

Perfect Day– Lou Reed

Riptide– Vance Joy

Sunshine Gold– Sam the Astronaut

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 I would also like to share with you some of the books that I’m really looking forward to read this summer. I tried to include a mix of everything: poetry, classics, contemporaries, fantasy, short stories and even non-ficiton books. I hope I can manage to read them all…the summer heat is known to make me pretty lazy!!

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Sunshine in the Meadow || A Spring Playlist

Sunshine in the Meadow || A Spring Playlist

This playlist is a combination of all the things that remind me of Spring. It makes me want to go on long drives with the windows down, run aimlessly amongst the trees, eat ice-cream for breakfast and have picnics every other day. I hope you enjoy it! x

Blood – The Middle East

Willow Tree March– The Paper Kites

Up&Up– Coldplay

Once There  Was a Hushpuppy– Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin

Ragged Wood– Fleet Foxes

Return to Innocence– Enigma

Young Blood– The Naked and Famous

Hannah Hunt– Vampire Weekend

Hide & Seek– Amber Run

Another Story– The Head and the Heart

Love Like Ghosts– Lord Huron

The Child in Us– Enigma

Second Chances– Gregory Alan Isakov

Chinatown– Wild Nothing

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KAZ BREKKER // A Playlist

KAZ BREKKER // A Playlist

Kaz Brekker. Dirtyhands. Lieutenant of the Dregs. 

My all-time favourite character deserved a playlist. So that’s what I did. May these songs call out to the words on those red-tainted pages and make him materialise next to me ….oh how I wish….

Human // Rag’n’Bone Man

Ain’t No Grave // Johnny Cash

Beat The Devil’s Tattoo // Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Mad World // Gary Jules, Michael Andrews

Staying Up // The Neighbourhoods

Short Change Hero // The Heavy

Hurt // Johnny Cash

Lose Your Soul // Dead Man’s Bones

Blood on My Name // The Brothers Bright

Blackbird Song // Lee DeWyze

The Preacher // Jamie N Commons

Seven Devils // Florence + The Machine

It Will Come Back // Hozier

Gold // Imagine Dragons

Glory // Jamie N Commons

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~Waltzing through Winter

Kindling Wood // Winter Playlist:

Skinny Love // Bon Iver

T.B.D. // Hanging Valleys

Down in the Valley // The Head and the Heart

Early Morning Fog // Jacob Shea, Jasha Klebe

Ends of the Earth // Lorn Huron

Outerspace Mover // Tom Rosenthal

Dead Sea // The Lumineers

Tiger Striped Sky // Roo Panes

White Winter Hymnal // Fleet Foxes

Live Forever // Drew Holcomb & The Neighbours

Harmony // Handsome and Gretyl

Heartbeats // José Gonzáles

Man on Fire // Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Lovers Who Make Love // Ciaran Lavery

Paint // The Paper Kites

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Shades of Autumn ~

Harvest Moon || Autumn Playlist:

Have We Met Before? // Tom Rosenthal

Big Black Car // Gregory Alan Isakov

Outro // M83

Rivers and Roads // The Head and the Heart

To Build a Home // The Cinematic Orchestra

Ophelia // The Lumineers

If I Go, I’m Goin // Gregory Alan Isakov

Mykonos // Fleet Foxes

The Funeral // Band of Horses

Skydive // Astronauts

Work Song // Hozier

As Luck Would Have It // Tom Rosenthal

Here With Me // Susie Suh & Robot Koch

Step // Vampire Weekend

Small Hands // Keaton Henson

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Music.

Music.

‘Where words fail, music speaks’. – Hans Christian Anderson

What word would best describe my music taste? If I wanted to be brief I would probably say eclectic, but it is usually a mix of indie, alternative and rock. Sometimes I can also be in the mood for classical and movie soundtracks. Basically if a song from the most obscure genre allows me to escape reality through its haunting lyrics and melody, then it would definitely become one of my favourites and played on repeat until every cell in my body is drunk with it.

Walking down the woods of musical notes∼

Music adds a touch of colour to every grey scale moment of my life. So today I wanted to share with you some of my most favourite artists that I listen to on a daily basis. Lately I have gone into the habit of listening to music while reading as well, because having music in the background creates such a wonderful atmosphere to the story and this also helps me when making a playlist for the book later on.

I’m always saving songs in one random playlist and later on use them to create other specific playlists, mainly for books and road trips. Here I have included three favourite songs from each artist for you to check out. I hope you get to meet your favourite song in this list. May it bring you joy to your darkest days, and make you do a spontaneous dance while wandering the aisles of your favourite bookstore! Also feel free to share any of your favourite artist/song in the comments  🙂

Now all you have to do is close your eyes, crank up the volume and set your mind free…


 

Coldplay – 

Up & Up // The Scientist // Talk

Florence and The Machine

Only If For a Night // Shake it Out // Dog Days Are Over

Keaton Henson

Beekeeper // Small Hands // Flesh and Bone

Gregory Alan Isakov

Big Black Car // If I Go, I’m Goin // Amsterdam

Of Monsters and Men

Little Talks // King and Lionheart // Wolves Without Teeth

Tom Rosenthal

As Luck Would Have It // Take Your Guess // Soon Soon 

Vampire Weekend 

Step // Unbelievers // A-Punk

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – 

Home // Desert Song // Kisses Over Babylon

Wild Nothing

Chinatown // Shadow // Reichpop

Twenty One Pilots

Stressed Out // Heathens // Ride

The Naked and Famous

Young Blood // Punching in a Dream // Bells

The Lumineers

Ophelia // Stubborn Love // Ho Hey

Bastille

These Streets // Bad Blood // Blame

Oasis

Wonderwall // The Importance of Being Idle // Don’t Look Back in Anger

Yeasayer

I am Chemistry // 2080 // Henrietta

Lana Del Rey

Born to Die // Young and Beautiful // Blue Jeans

AWOLNATION

I Am // Woman Woman // Kill Your Heroes

First Aid Kit

My Silver Lining // Emmylou // Wolf

Passenger

All the Little Lights // I’ll Be Your Man // The Wrong Direction

M83

Midnight City // Wait // Too Late

The Paper Kites

Bloom // Woke Up From a Dream // Paint

The Battle of Land and Sea

Six Days // The Beautiful One // Saltwater Queen

Enigma

The Child In Us // Why // Return To Innocence

 

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