November brings a few of our favorite things each year. Flannel wearing, hot cocoa drinking and so much more. Listen to our November playlist during your Friendsgiving celebrations, while you work or on your commute home.
Warm Glow – Hippo Campus
Addie Whelan – Managing Editor
Minnesota-natives Hippo Campus continue to impress me with every single release. They recently released a new EP with this song on it and I can’t get enough. It’s perfect for a fall day, daydreaming, drinking too much coffee and everything in between.
Particula – Major Lazer
Gabi Talisman – Director of Content
The video, shot in Africa earlier this year, came out recently, and its awesome. Instead of making it about the artist they made it about the people and the culture that was instrumental to making the song sound the way it does.
Whole Lot in Love – Austin Burke
Alicia Rangel – Art Director
The lyric that stands out to me the most in this song is “How do you say the simplest thing, when what you feel ain’t simple at all?” Austin sings about how love can be complex and simple at the same time and it’s absolutely beautiful because it helps others know that everyone heart races at the thought of love but what matters in the end is that it is in fact, love.
More Than Friends – Grace Weber
Gina Scarpino – Photo Editor
After collaborating with artists like Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment, Grace Weber has finally stepped out on her own with “More The Friends” and her infectious and soulful voice leave you with chills. John Mayer gave this track a boost online too, which probably means you should give it a listen.
Baby You Make Me Crazy – Sam Smith
Madeline Shiffer – Deputy Editor and Online Content Manager
This entire album is one of the best 10/10s i’ve seen this year, but this specific song is a perfect example of Sam’s resurgence to the music scene. all of his classic “The Lonely Hour” elements are overtly present with the addition of a newer sound that makes it an A+ bop, even though it’s a total heartbreak track.
Michigan Left – Arkells
Delaney DeAngelis – Deputy Editor and Online Content Manager
I recently rediscovered the Arkells and it’s hard to believe this song is SIX years old. It’s just got really fun energy and it’s an even better song performed live. It may not be the most complex of songs, but it’s definitely one of my favorites, along with the album of the same name.
Honest Mistake – Handsome Ghost
Anna Xu – Contributing Photographer and Writer
In the fall I always come back to Handsome Ghost and their soft and catchy synth tunes. Something about Tim’s voice makes me think of falling orange leaves and chunky knit sweaters.
Whole Lotta Woman – Kelly Clarkson
Blake Charles – Contributing Photographer and Writer
This song is sassiness personified. From of R&B and gospel influences, to the palpable southern flare, this song should be served with iced tea and a biscuit on the side. The braggadocious verses, the gossipy intro, the saucy backup singers, and the bouncy chorus make this arguably one of the silliest and most fun songs of Clarkson’s career.
Something Just Like This – Alex Goot, Madilyn Bailey
Marissa Sandoval – Contributing Photographer and Writer
This song came on spotify randomly one day and I loved how it slowed down my typical playlist. Had no idea it was a cover of a Chainsmokers song till one of my friends pointed it out in the car but I’d argue strongly this is better than the original. I always love a good slowed down cover of Top 40s I’d rarely listen to otherwise.”
Something about her – The Kents
Bailey Flores – Contributing Photographer and Writer
I found this song randomly on Spotify and loved the beat of it. This definitely a fun song to dance to.
She’s Electric – Oasis
Valerie McIntyre – Contributing Photographer and Writer
“(What’s the Story) Morning Glory” is one of those albums I can listen to 24/7. This is my favorite track off the record.
You Used To Say (Holy Fuck) – The Front Bottoms
Alyssa Buzzello – Contributing Photographer and Writer
The Front Bottoms released their new album Going Grey in the beginning of October and I haven’t been able to stop listening since. The sound of this album is more polished and has a lot of cool sounds behind the normal acoustic guitar sound they are known for. This song is not the single from the album, but I think it should have been. Listen on through the end and you will hear a really cool solo breakdown section!
Here We Come – Sleater-Kinney
Maya Alfia – Contributing Writer
Sleater-Kinney never fails to be the riveting, empowering band they started out as. This song makes me excited to hear their new work, and glad that they’re still killing it after almost twenty years in the game.
Getaway Car – Taylor Swift
Lauren Klonowski – Contributing Writer
This song is easily a standout from Taylor’s new album. It is reminiscent of 1989, but with the New Taylor edge that tells a compelling story.
Surrender – Walk The Moon
Abby Fox – Contributing Writer
This song makes me super excited for Walk the Moon’s next album, and I think this single stands out above their other two recent singles. The echoey vocals and 90s-style synth and piano are so catchy, and the stripped-down part makes it into sort of an upbeat ballad that I can listen to at any time of day.
Stuck In Our Ways – Knuckle Puck
Kristen Humphries – Contributing Photographer and Writer
This song is off the band’s new album and it was an instant favorite of mine at first listen. A solid guitar lead wins me over every time and this song is a perfect example.
The Breakup – LANY
Sam Aneed – Contributing Photographer and Writer
I recently started listening to LANY and all their music is fantastic! From their EP’s to their album, I am obsessed. The song I have been playing over and over though is definitely “The Breakup.”
For some reason this song just speaks to me, I belt the lyrics out 24/7 even when the song isn’t playing. The lyrics tell a story in the most subtle way and I love it!
LANY’s eccentric style is something I really enjoy. All their songs are fantastic and highly recommended.
Living (Without A Sense of Love) – False Accusations
Stone Fenk – Contributing Photographer and Writer
This track by the WV 5 piece mathcore band is the perfect ending to their newest release “I Know You Must Ache”. It’s chaotic guitars mixed with the vocals of James Becca and David Wallace absolutely shred you apart.
Words Don’t Come So Easily – Lower Than Atlantis.
Chelsea Gresh – Contributing Photographer + Writer
This song is just super cute. I️t starts off slow and really hits in the chorus. I always start screaming along and i️t just makes me happy when I listen.
Say It First – Sam Smith
Penelope Martinez – Contributing Designer