I love Autumn’s “fresh start” more than all the others we place around the year (even if in reality, it’s a continuous swirl). It’s a time to wash the salt out of your hair, pull the old boots out of the cupboard and try on a swishy big skirt. It’s also the only time of year I consider the fact that pencil cases used to be essential.
There’s also a reset in soundtrack. If they missed the summer season, the big stars crack their knuckles and press play on the big songs they’ve been hoarding to get you through winter. New artists play their first shows and start of form into the new cult heroes of new year. Old favourites share their new albums that you forgot they announced in Springtime. It’s also when I set my best intentions – a September not a spring clean.
These songs – released from dying August to the last week – still feel fresh and full of purpose, from rising UK artist and Louis Vuitton model Octavian making a big pop song with Mura Masa, to the eternal beauty of Cat Power, through the delicacy of Adrianne Lenker. It’s easy to associate Kurt Vile with an October chill in the air.
Hope you do too.
1. Teyana Taylor – Rose In Harlem
2. Roses Gabor, Sampha – Illusions
3. Mura Masa, Octavian – Move Me
4. Adrianne Lenker – cradle
5. Kurt Vile – Loading Zones
6. Mitski – Nobody
7. BROCKHAMPTON – 1999 WILDFIRE
8. JGrrey – Growing
9. Cat Power, Lana Del Rey – Woman
10. Laurel Halo – Mercury
11. Collard – Ode
12. Jockstrap – Hayley
13. Blood Orange – Chewing Gum
14. Yves Tumor – Lifetime
15. S4U, Eldon, Zem, CKTRL, Jeshi – Beauty Pt 2
16. MorMor – Heaven’s Only Wishful
17. Tirzah – Affection
18. Thom Yorke – Suspirium
Photos featuring artists Adrianne Lenker, Octavian and Cat Power.
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