The nights are drawing in, there’s a chill in the air, and the leaves are a stunning colourful mix of reds, golds, burnt orange and dark greens.
Yes, it’s that time of year when we are saying goodbye to the summer sun and getting ready for a full-on embrace of the autumn season.
The new autumn fashion is already flying off the shelves, and there’s the usual array of gorgeous winter knits and stylish boots to feast our eyes on.
But what about the music we are listening to?
Lockdown has seen some rather amazing and imaginative work from our talented artists and musicians.
There’s been virtual gigs and collaborations that have kept spirits up and the creative juices flowing, and now as lockdown is finally beginning to ease, gigs are returning with a vengeance, and live music can be celebrated once more.
So, what are the top 10 tracks to listen out for this autumn?
One of the best parts of our work here at Marzipan Media is checking out new releases and preparing new playlists and audio adverts for your business to welcome in the new season.
Want to find out more? Read on!
September has seen some fantastic new releases from the U.K’s premier musicians. Here’s just a small selection of our favourites!
Praise Be! For the London-based band Public Service Broadcasting, they never fail to release innovative, electronic sounds, and their latest hit, Blue Heaven, ft. Andreya Casablanca, is no different. Beware...geniuses at work!
Little Simz, I Love You, I Hate You is another release we can’t get enough of. The latest album from the British-Nigerian rapper Sometime I Might be Introvert has received critical acclaim and has entered the album charts at no. 4, this week. We predict it will be hovering around the Top 10 for weeks to come!
September has also welcomed the return of Sea Power and their hit Two Fingers. Formerly known as British Sea Power, the band explain here the reason for dropping ‘British’ from their name, and trust us, it’s a fascinating read!
Another hit that we think you’ll love, and may be already on your radar as it was released back in July is Oh! By The Linda Lindas. This all girl LA band identify as ‘Asian-American and Latinx and the single features on the Netflix comedy / drama series The Chair. If you haven’t discovered their tunes yet, give them a go. We are sure you will be loving the punky vibe the minute you hear them!
Finally in the new releases that we think you should have on your playlist for Autumn is the imaginatively titled The Mauritian Badminton Doubles Champion 1973 by Hamish Hawk.
Yes, you have read that correctly, and yes, when you listen to the track you will realise that it is possible to get such a title into song lyrics!
If you are not familiar with Hamish Hawk he’s been releasing music for some time now but this could be his big moment.
And with his album due out any time and “The Mauritian Badminton Doubles Champion 1973” featuring on the eclectic BBC 6 Music Playlist, this Edinburgh born musician is certainly making people pay attention.
If you are up to speed with new releases and looking for some comforting old favourites to add to your September Playlist then we’ve had some fun trawling the archives and come up with some beauties for you!
If you haven’t heard the Waterboys ‘Whole of the Moon’ we recommend you have a listen here. A classic 80’s track that won an Ivor Novello award for ‘Best Song Musically & Lyrically’ back in 1991. A fitting tribute to one of the defining tunes of the era.
July saw the tenth anniversary of the untimely death of the great Amy Winehouse. If you haven’t listened to her debut album Frank in your lifetime, where have you been? A stunningly beautiful album, mixing jazz, soul, and of course, Amy’s unique voice, we recommend giving the whole album a listen.
Or if you just want a taster, have a listen to There is No Greater Love to send you back to a time that completely precedes Amy’s tender years, and is perfect for listening to over a romantic dinner!
If you’ve been inspired by the Great North Run this month and want to liven up your playlist with something to get the blood pumping, have a listen to Robert Miles - Children. This superb 90’s track has a great intro to warm up to and then boom! You will be running marathons in no time!
And if you are looking for more inspiration as you get back into the gym, university, or work routine, then have a listen to Aaliyah, Try Again. Soulful and encouraging, and as the song goes, ‘if at first you don’t succeed dust yourself off and try again...’
Finally, whilst we are on the subject of the Moon and feeling all autumnal how could we forget the timeless Harvest Moon by Neil Young. There are simply not enough superlatives in the English dictionary for this song, a timeless classic, you can hear it here.
So, there you have it.
10 tracks to add to your autumn playlist to make you feel inspired, alive, or even maybe a bit thoughtful.
We hope you like them!
And if you want more inspirational tracks or you want us to create a playlist especially tailored for you, then why not give us a call on +44(0)1324 711011 or get in touch here?
We have a team of dedicated professionals who are all eager to chat about music, video, podcasts, whatever your preferred media stream is really!
And we are always more than happy to listen to some of your suggestions that you think we might not know about...but that would be setting some challenge!
Happy listening and keep your eye on our blog for more music and media news!