Editors’ Picks: Songs of September

(Illustrations by Grace Needham | Collegian Media Group)

“Skyfall” by Adele: Luke Lazarczyk

Honestly, TikTok edits of Jujutsu Kaisen is what got me to add “Skyfall” onto the playlist. It has become my favorite song to get me hyped up or just to vibe to. “Skyfall” is not a song I ever thought I’d be intensely listening to, but here I am.

“Humming” by Turnover: Meredith McCalmon

“Humming,” as well as every other song off the album “Peripheral Vision” by Turnover, reminds me of Dr. Martens and crunching leaves. The mixed sound of rock and indie in “Humming” stirs up feelings of nostalgia and yearning. I can’t get enough of this song, and “Peripheral Vision” is a no-skip album. 

“Lavender Girl” by Caamp: Margaret Latenser

A new habit of mine is selecting this song immediately after opening my Spotify app. When I am in the car, walking through campus or simply trying to drown out the noise around me, “Lavender Girl” gets my knee moving and brightens my mood. The subtle beat and meaningful lyrics pair perfectly with any moment of my day and remind me that everything is going to be alright. So don’t stress this fall season, just listen to Caamp.

“September” by Earth, Wind & Fire: Cole Deutschendorf

Is there a song more fitting for the ninth month of the year than this timeless classic? I think not. Between the catchy chorus and the energizing verses, not a single second of the song brings the vibes down. Catch me listening to this all month long, especially on the 21st night of September. 

“In the Meantime” by Spacehog: Cole Bertelsen 

The way this song starts out really mellow and gets more excited is really neat. This is a great song to bob your head to while going for drives as the weather gets cooler. It’s got a relaxing vibe that fits with the start of the fall season. The blend from a quiet start into rock music never fails to put me in a good mood. You’ll definitely catch yourself whistling this tune.

“Run (feat. Ed Sheeran) (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” by Taylor Swift: Avery Johnson

The acoustics in this song, Ed Sheeran’s voice and the slow pace remind me of chilly September mornings as we transition to fall. The song is dedicated to the feelings of escaping while the world seems to stand in your way. When I think of fall, I think of escaping and being surrounded by warmth and love when the leaves turn yellow and orange, and this song perfectly embodies those feelings.

“Musta Been a Ghost” by Próxima Parada: Grace Needham

This song is mellow, upbeat, happy and wistful all at the same time. How can this be, you might ask? It’s the magic of Próxima Parada. The song makes you reflect fondly on friendships past and unrequited love through lyrics like, “Every time I get close / can’t keep you around / Thought I knew you, / but it must’ve been a ghost.” Lead singer Nick Larson’s soulful vocals married with the 60s-style electric guitar riffs create the perfect, vibey September song. 

“Sweater Weather” by The Neighbourhood: Carter Schaffer

The fall season has begun, and “Sweater Weather” is upon us. The song’s title comes from the intimate chorus, connecting the cooler weather to holding hands in “the holes of my sweater.” Regardless of your relationship status entering autumn, the song makes you want to slip into a cozy overcoat and step into the crisp fall air, enjoying the weather before the impending below-zero winter chillers.

“Supermassive Black Hole” by Muse: Kaitlynn Faber

“Twilight,” 2008, 1:18:47. If you know, you know.

“Oh Babe It Ain’t No Lie” by The Grateful Dead: Catherine Eldridge

This is an extremely relaxing song that’s great for long campus walks. “Oh Babe It Ain’t No Lie” is overall a fantastic song for when the weather is nice.