WHAT THE TEAM LISTENED TO IN SEPTEMBER
New month, new team playlist. The changing seasons seem to have inspired a change in listening habits for some of us – along with catching up on Summer’s best musical drops while we’re at it. From Arctic Monkeys to Shygirl, there’s something for everyone in our top tracks of the month. Keep scrolling for the download, and to check out September’s collaborative playlist.
STORM – BFRND
All the BALENCIAGA show tracks by BFRND have been my mood all month. Have a listen.
Sugar Water – Cibo Matter
Sometimes, Spotify makes me nervous. So many listening options in what seems like such little time between putting my headphones on and taking them off. Amidst the almost chaotic atmosphere of all of my song possibilities, there is one which has kept me certain that I have made the correct three minute decision – and that is Cibo Matto’s ‘Sugar Water’.
While it may not be to everyone’s taste, this whimsically fantastic song offers within its span a host of styles to keep you entertained and satisfied on any of your upcoming chilly commutes and journeys. So, sit back, unwind and certainly enjoy this mesmerising tune.
OLD SIAM, SIR – WINGS
No thoughts, just vibes. My favourite song by Wings.
505 – Arctic Monkeys
While Alex Turner is heading back to his girlfriend in room 505, I’ve unfortunately made the transition back to Uni in the 613. The cold, passionate track has been deemed the best monkeys song by seemingly every rock fan ever. And rightfully so. It’s slow build-up and ardent lyrics creates an explosive burst of energy once you hit the two and a half minute mark. Past this, you have a classic Monkey’s moment where you find yourself indulged in not only the catchy rhythms, but the lyrics as well.
KU LO SA – OXLADE
My body may be dressed for Autumn, but my soul (and Spotify playlists) still scream Summer. Oxlade’s hit song “Ku Lo Sa” is the perfect tune to get me in a good enough mood to even think of stepping foot into Uni. After gaining traction on “A Colors Show”, the track did what most notable tunes do these days do, hop right on to TikTok and become the soundtrack for a viral dance. And rightfully so! I promise you, even on your worst days, the Nigerian artists song will have you swaying. Its easy flows and gentle but lively afro-beat rhythms never fail to put a smile on my face. Here’s to hoping that this it isn’t long until Oxlade released another feel good banger.
Your Teeth In My Neck – Kali Uchis
Orange leaves litter the ground, scarves are making an early comeback, I somehow already have a sore throat, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are £4.99. I don’t care what people say: it’s Halloween now. Halloween is my comfort holiday, and every year when the season comes around I get back into a playlist of “Halloween-themed” tracks that accurately conveys the spooky, cosy vibe. Kali Uchis’ “Your Teeth in My Neck” is one of the more chilled, R&B-style songs on my Halloween playlist that doesn’t feel too out-of-pocket to start playing in late September. With a mellow beat and lyrics that only border-line convey something supernatural, it’s a safe option if you’re not yet ready for “Psycho Killer” by the Talking Heads.
Super Freaky Girl – Nicki Minaj
Don’t think there’s a time where you can put this on and not feel good – whether that’s pacing it through the streets of Paris or getting ready for the 5th night out of the week. I am a shell of my former self by this point – but this tune helps alleviate the tiredness for a good 3 minutes.
Left Hand Free – Alt J
Having not listened to this song in years, Spotify decided to do what it does best and let me relive this song, and wow, it was like hearing it for the first time! While it may not be your favourite at first, put this tune on while you / a friend drives and trust me you’ll have it repeat!