I’m not sure how I feel about winter. I’ve had almost two decades to deliberate it, but I’m still not sure. I suppose, like most things, it has its positives and negatives, but is generally romanticised so we forget what it’s really like. That way, each year it’s as big a slap in the face as last year. That said, I do love a good woolly scarf and some hot soup.
Winter’s guilty pleasure is hibernating in bed with a cup of tea, a book, and some good music. How do you find comfort in winter? The rest is up to you, but I can take care of your playlist. Here are my top 10 songs of this winter, so far.
10. From Eden – Hozier
9. Stone Cold – Demi Lovato
Life’s a little easier when you stop pretending you’re too cool to like Demi Lovato.
8. Daughter – Youth
I stumbled over this song while watching ‘Our Girl’ last year on ABC. It’s a bit chilling, I love it.
7. Dear Bobbie – Yellowcard
This is one of those songs I listened to on repeat for a week straight when i was 15, then didn’t touch it again until recently. I’ve been relistening, and learning to play it on the ukulele, and I still love it as much as I did way back when.
6. Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
I’ve loved Twenty One Pilots since I saw them live in January 2013, not to brag or anything 😉
Since they’ve really taken off recently, their sound is (inevitably) changing and evolving. Their music is still as unique and powerful as ever. There are some of their songs where you really just need to close your eyes and let them lead you.
5. Fire and the Flood – Vance Joy
Vance Joy soothes the soul. It’s a good work day when this song plays on the radio.
4. You’ve Got Time – Regina Spektor
I was late to the Orange is the New Black party but I’m here now and it’s fabulous. So is this song.
3. We Don’t Know – The Strumbrellas
This song is even cooler than the band’s name. Which is pretty cool.
2. Cleopatra – The Lumineers
If you don’t love The Lumineers yet, what are you doing? Go listen now, seriously. It won’t take long, I’ll wait. 😉
1. Wars – The Strumbrellas
I can’t get over this song; a worthy #1 by all accounts.
“We’re all born rich but the old die broke”