Travel Playlist ❁ October 2017
Fall is here and all I want to do is wrap myself in a cozy sweater and blanket with a cup of pumpkin spice chai and watch Halloweentown. Sadly, it's still summer in California, so you can find me sitting in a tank top with an iced pumpkin spice chai, but still watching Halloweentown (I have already watched it twice in the last week).
This month, I will be hitting the road to Portland and I am a tad indifferent about this trip. As many of you know, Portland is where you can find my heart, so I am usually beyond ecstatic to take a trip to Bridgetown. This time though, I will be helping my best friend move back home and I will be heading to California by myself. I guess it will be somewhat of a bittersweet trip.
Anyway, I have been compiling my October playlist in preparation for this two day road trip. This one starts off with Rostam and you may be saying to yourself, "who the heck is that?" You may not know him, but you do know this little band he used to be a part of: Vampire Weekend. Just earlier this year he announced his departure from the band to work on a solo project. As you listen to this song, you will hear some strong Vampire Weekend vibes the main reason being he is the one who produced their albums. I am a fan of what he is doing on his own so far, but if you are a die hard fan of Vampire Weekend, then have no fear. He will still be on the band's upcoming album.
Is anyone else here a huge fan of Aly & AJ? I still find myself rocking out to their debut album every once in a while when heading back from work and is a staple road trip album. After a decade away from releasing music under their original name, Aly & AJ are back and better than ever with their first single "Take Me". I am a huge fan of their new 80s sound and find myself with this song on repeat.
Now, don't judge me for including Harry Styles on this playlist. I was never a fan of One Direction, but I was curious as to which direction he would go in terms of sound. I have found myself playing this album over and over since May and "Meet Me in the Hallway" is one of the tracks that has stood out. Every time I listen to this, I hear a myriad of bands from The Beatles to Pink Floyd to Fleetwood Mac. I hear bits of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" at the beginning as well as "Blackbird" throughout the song. Overall, this album screams British Rock and I am all for it.
And the playlist comes to an end with some Tom Petty for my usual classic rock playlist song. This month started off rough with the passing of one of my favorite musicians and I couldn't simply pick just one song, but I did limit myself to just three. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was a staple in my house growing up and their sound is one of the biggest inspirations for my style of photography. We lost a good one.