#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.