Autumn Anthems


Maddie McMahon, Writer

In addition to all of the beautiful trees, crisp air, and fun activities, there are different elements that make fall so enjoyable.  One of which is the slow and easy music.  Usually what distinguishes a song as “fall themed” is the beat and instruments used in the song.  The vibes of the songs should be something that you can walk in fall foliage while bopping your head to the music.  The top 5 songs that stuck out to me were “We Fell in Love in October” by Girl in Red, “October Passed Me By” by Girl in Red, “Mrs. Magic” by Strawberry Guy, “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and “Apocalypse” by Cigarettes After Sex.  Some common themes in these songs are the tempo and vibe, being slower and calmer.

“We Fell in Love in October” by Girl in Red is notorious for being a fall themed, couple song that was released in 2018.  It is about falling in love with a girl and the story of their love.  Throughout the song, it has a subtle beat and a mellow vibe.  

“October Passed Me By” by Girl in Red is a continuation of the song “We Fell in Love in October”.  “October Passed Me By” is about ending a relationship, the memories you make with the person, and the bonds that you build. This also has the same vibes and beat as “We Fell in Love in October”.  

Another song that reminds people of fall is “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.  “Home” is a relationship song about two people who have known and feel safe with each other.  Whenever they are together, they feel at home, hence the title of the song. This displays the feeling of fall because of the coziness and comfort of it. Two people who feel the amount of comfort and happiness with each other, give a sense of warmth, which is the feeling that fall can give someone. 

“Apocalypse” by Cigarettes After Sex is a slow song that can remind people of fall.  During fall, there is often a crisp, cold breeze in the air.  This song reminds me of taking a walk alone in this type of weather.  Trying to let go of your thoughts in the dry air.  The word apocalypse relates to a world disaster, implying the end of something.  This song is about two people who mean a lot to each other and it’s just them, almost as if nothing else exists. It gives off gentle and fragile vibes that works with the comparison of a cold, crisp breeze.  

The last and final song that can be connected to fall is “Mrs.Magic” by Strawberry Guy.  This song has very soft lyrics. It goes with the melody of the instruments and beats in the background to create a soft, slow song.  Overall, this is a song that would be good to listen to during a fall activity that will calm you.