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

[Spotify]

 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

[Spotify]

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

[SPOTIFY]

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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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