This summer sure flew by, didn’t it? August is waning & September is charging towards us at break-neck speed. And with it comes plenty of change: School. Cool weather. Classes. Packing away our beloved shorts. And snow… if you live as far north as I do. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE autumn. It is accompanied by so many wonderful things: Boots! Tea! Pretty coloured leaves! Sweaters! Pumpkin Spice Lattes! But also so much structure. After months of exploits in the sun, where days are long and nights are warm, autumn is awfully confining. Even now that I don’t have school to return to I still feel the walls closing in. It’s change but it’s not necessarily the type that brings excitement. It makes me restless.
I don’t know about you, by my mood tends to color most everything in my life. It changes the way I write, what I wear, and how I spend my time. But I’m not sure there’s a more obvious way to tell how I’m feeling than to look at my current playlist. Lately my unsettled nature is creeping into my iTunes Library and creating a playlist longing for freedom and change, for something new, for an adventure…of any sort. Travel. Love. Challenge. Anything. As I assume this is a common sentiment at this time of year I decided to share my current eclectic mix. Blast these tracks through your speakers on one last Summer Roadtrip before starting a new semester. Or, if you’re already back in class, pump these tunes as an escape from the confinement of school… or work… just find an adventure…
Fangirl Playlist: Longing for Adventure
1. Stay Alive – Jose Gonzalez
Get inspired … “We’ll do whatever just to stay alive”
2. Believe – Mumford & Sons
3. Ready to Run – One Direction
This was voted My Fangirl Life’s #1 2015 Road Trip Song.
4. Go Big or Go Home – American Authors
I believe in a strong, early build to a playlist. Get pumped.
5. Tear In My Heart – twenty one pilots
6. Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers
And then a ‘fall’; every playlist needs a fall in the middle. Unless it’s Barney’s ‘Get Psyched Mix’.
7. California – Phantom Planet
A must for any O.C. Fangirl.
8. Freedom – Pharrell Williams
The name is a little ‘on-the-nose’ but the song is good.
9. Run Away With Me – Carly Rae Jepsen
10. Ship to Wreck – Florence + the Machine
11. Fire & Gold – Bea Miller
This song makes me want my adventure to be changing the world.
12. Drag Me Down – One Direction
13. Fly Away – 5 Seconds of Summer
Oh 5SoS, how did you know this was exactly the song I needed right now to describe exactly how I’m feeling?
14. I Lived – OneRepublic
15. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Let me know where you’re listening to these tracks. Or if you have something else that would add to the playlist!
Love & Luck,