#NOWPLAYING: September

September was…certainly a thing that happened. Honestly, so much happened that I’m still struggling to process it all—I guess that’s why this playlist is so scattered.

Anyway, as always, my playlist can be found on Spotify, and my commentary is below.

Drive It Like You Stole It - Sing Street

I got my Class 7 license a few weeks ago, after the most nerve-wracking thirty minutes of my life. While I won’t be tearing up the highway anytime soon, I’m enjoying the fact that I could if I really wanted to.

22 - Taylor Swift

As a newly-initiated 22-year-old, I can confirm that I’ve never felt so happy/free/confused/lonely/miserable/magical/etc. in my life.


Luna - Bombay Bicycle Club

I’ve loved this song for a long time, but it’s extra relevant this month because we have a new addition to the family! Her name is Luna and WOW is she a lot of work, but we love her to pieces anyway. Plus, she’s adorable. I try to remember that every time she does her business on the floor.

Plum - Troye Sivan

Troye finally came out with his second album, Bloom, and it is all kinds of fantastic. “Plum” is a standout track for me, mostly because the plum metaphor is both weird and weirdly accurate.

Favourite lyrics:there’s a chill in the air and a sinking feeling / coming over me / like bitter tangerine / like sirens in the streets”

Be Here - Parachute

I forgot that this song existed until it came up on shuffle recently, and it took me right back to high school. Waking Up was the first album I ever bought using my hard-earned iTunes money; I listened to “Be Here” on repeat for what must have been months. Talk about nostalgia.

Favourite lyrics: “oh, now I tried to be quiet / but this heart is on fire / and I want you to be here”

Cactus in the Valley - LIGHTS

And wipe the mark of sadness from my face,
Show me that your love will never change.
If my yesterday is a disgrace…
Tell me that you still recall my name.

And thus concludes the month of All the Things. Tune in next month, which will probably include a) less things and b) a better playlist.

Want a playlist where all the songs at least kind of flow into each other?
I recommend my July playlist! There are some fantastically sappy love songs in there, if you’re into that kind of thing.