As the first day of fall semester quickly approaches, I feel the anticipation, both full of eagerness and dread, all around me. I know some of my friends can’t wait to go back while others wish we were remaining online. I believe I fall somewhere in between.
For me, the fact that we’re finally going back to in-person is mostly just nostalgic. Last time I spent an entire semester in person, it was the fall of my freshman year. I was seventeen and friendless going into college. Yet, that first semester brought me some of my best friends to this day, the confidence to change to an English and Film major, and my first experiences with WKNC.
As a result of the imminent return to classes, I’ve been listening to a lot of music from those first few months of college. Here’s a playlist of those freshman year autumn songs that are getting me through my current mixed-emotions about going back to school:
- “June On The West Coast” by Bright Eyes
- “Don’t Be Upset” by Jeffrey Lewis, Jack Lewis
- “Strawberry” by Paul Baribeau
- “Satellite” by Elliott Smith
- “The Moon (Acoustic)” by The Microphones
- “Wallflower” by Moses Campbell
- “How Many Blankets Are In The World?” by Saintseneca
- “June” by Natalie Green
- “Cecile (Marcus Mamourian)” by Joy Again
- “Popeyes Bag” by Fox Academy
Click here to listen to the playlist on Spotify.
Here’s to an in-person, non-freshman fall semester,