There is always an uncanny, perhaps unsettling, phenomenon that occurs right as August turns over to September: the leaves turn from green to yellow and the air begins cooling seemingly overnight. A reminder that most of life on earth keeps its own schedule with or without your approval.
I often find my musical tastes seem to have seasonal cycles too. When it comes to fall selections (an artistic reaction to the morning frost forming on my windows) the songs have a sound of confidence with a hint of melancholy–perhaps mourning the heat evaporating back into the atmosphere.
Here are some fall songs that I have frequently listened to during the last few years, as well as a few new discoveries that keep me running along the chlorophyll-diminished trails.
Paul McCartney – “Too Many People”
Major Love – “Tear It Down”
Buffy Saint Marie and Tanya Tagaq – “Run”
Beastie Boys – “Sure Shot”
Shame – “One Rizla”
King Krule – “Easy Easy”
Vampire Weekend – “Ya Hey”
Gord Downie – “Vancouver Divorce”
Courtney Barnett – “Avant Gardner”
The Constantines – “Our Age”
Radiohead – “15 Step”
David Falk is a buyer in the Running Room purchasing department as well as an avid runner, writer, reader, musician and coffee enthusiast who still, on occasion, listens to music with a discman.