Howdy y’all! The start of a new year often makes me want to rearrange all of my Spotify playlists and try out new music. There are a few tried and true tunes that I will be bringing into my first playlist of 2022 with me and I wanted to share those with you.
Oom Sha La La by Haley Heynderickx
Haley Heynderickx is an amazing artist and lyricist. Oom Sha La La has been on repeat for me at the end of 2021. I have to bring this gem with me into 2022 because it is simply just that good.
New Romance by Beach House
Beach House never fails to deliver dreamy music that makes the listener feel like they are floating through a sky of cotton candy clouds. Perfect for the transition into a new year.
Killer by Phoebe Bridgers
This is specifically about the 2015 single Killer, not the newer version that appears in Stranger in the Alps. Sung with such raw emotion, this song will aid in the times of crying that will inevitably happen this year.
Ragged Wood by Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes are a staple for me, so it is no surprise that they made my list. Ragged Wood is like a shot of espresso on a hiking trail. 5 minutes of pure bliss.
It’s Called: Freefall by Rainbow Kitten Surprise
This song makes me feel like everything is going to be alright, and with the times we are living through that is exactly what is needed.
Clay Pigeons by Michael Cera
This was one of my favorite songs of 2021. Michael Cera’s cover of Clay Pigeons is like being wrapped in a soft blanket. Comforting and catchy, it is a song I keep very close to my heart.
Two Weeks by Grizzly Bear
This song will make you feel like the main character as you walk around campus. Two Weeks makes the cut because I know it will be utilized for the cold walks from the car to my 8:30 a.m. entomology class.
Night Shift by Lucy Dacus
I’m a sucker for a long song, and Night Shift is no exception. Night Shift is perfectly moody, great for playing with the car windows rolled down.
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Slow and emotional, Every Time the Sun Comes Up makes me want to sip my morning coffee and make my bed. Searching for routine as the semester starts, I foresee this being a song I’ll use to start my mornings.
These are just 9 of the songs that I’m bringing into 2022 with me, but there are quite a few more that will stay on frequent rotation. I hope your holiday and break was fulfilling, and I wish you the best with the start of a new semester!
<3 dj mozzie