You know how it goes:] the blustery mornings. Watery eyed and minus-7. The frozen pipes and snowed in nights. The red faced wind burns. But look at that, the stars have never been so sharp –outlined in the thin air like diamonds under keen inspection.
So i’m being dramatic here, but such is the nature of winter. Winter is drama. Winter is pensive. Winter is in your face!
Over the course of 2018 I have been snowed in. Snowed out. Pipes froze. Face burned. Face froze. But good God it’s beautiful.
Thrown together with the right mix of tunes, winter becomes a romantics paradise. An adventurous escape.
These brooding, crisp winter nights are new to me -having grown up in Austin. Sao, whether it’s fireside, sipping warm brews or hovering over the Chemex at 5 am — my senseless procrastination has but one common solution, to wake up as at 5am — to fill my writing quota (this novel isn’t going to finish itself, right?) these are the songs which carry me through the darkness.
No matter how cold, no matter how my teeth chatter and crack, the lyrics and musicianship found within these ten tracks fill my body and soul with such warm feelings to last me all winter; until Spring blossoms and they recede back into the earth, only to emerge next winter.
- Open, Rhye
- Dissolve Me, Alt J’s Summer Remix
- I’ll Try Anything Once, Julian Casablanca
- Sunset Coming On, Damon Albarn
- Nara, Alt J
- Untitled 4, Sigur Ros
- Low, Trace
- Winterbreak, Muna
- The Fox In The Snow, Belle And Sebastian-
- Raouri, Souad Massi (Bonus! Tiny Desk Set)
What’s you season? When do you bloom?
“I rose to the window, unlatched the frozen pane and pushed it out. A sudden burst of birdsong blew through the cottage, so loud Shay withdrew from the dream realm and fell through the clouds.”