Get the blues on with these melodies this winter

Some are ancient. Some are new. Songs are evergreen, and you know it’s true.

As GOT gave us our favourite catchphrase – winter is here- and it’s already that time of the year for us Northerners (hemisphere wise). Cuppa coffee, some nostalgia and great tunes for the chills, winter indeed is beautiful.

Here’s a compilation of few of the melodies you need to listen to right now.

  1. Dog days are overFlorence + The machines quite literally metaphorizes the end of hard days; hard days are over. The summer is over. Winter is here, and spring is not far behind.
  2. Magnolia Gangs of Youth has a perfect song for the rebels out there to grab life by its throat. Dave Le’aupepe’s composition is perfect for inspiration or just driving around with a tune.
  3. Stray – A soulful track inter-looping between light and dark, yellow house is perfect for a slow jam session by the window.
  4. Paul – Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker hums of a man named Paul and describes it as “more of a song about a raging internal battle than it is a love song”. With lyrics that strike like water on hot metal, this one will either break you free or just break you.
  5. Wolf Song – CAAMP’s song will remind you of someone you want to forget but don’t want to, simultaneously. ‘Break the noose, heed the call – feel it all’ ‘cause sometimes you just have to give in and well…feel it all.
  6. Teardrop – Massive attack starts off with a pulse and builds up gently. The vocals will remain behind you long after the song has ended. This could be the song you jam to at any hour of the day.
  7. Tommy’s Party – Peach Pit’s slow jam builds up to the big release. You will relate to the storytelling but will keep guessing who the storyteller is really.
  8. Eyes a Mess – New Zealand’s synth-pop Broods gives an ultimate pop release with Eye a Mess where lyrics, vocals and music will not only make you add this to your playlist but also learn the lyrics by heart.
  9. Holding onto black metal – My Morning Jacket pays tribute to the black metal – Oh black metal you’re so misunderstood. This is an affirmation that holding onto the past can be obsessive, but music can give you the solace you need to let go. Even if it’s through black metal music.

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