A blend of warm acoustics and soul-healing melodies, this playlist is perfect for cold mornings at your favorite local coffee shop.
“Spirit Cold” – Tall Heights
Bittersweet, angsty, and gentle all at the same time, “Spirit Cold” captures the hues of autumn leaves and melancholy.
“A Sunday Kind of Love” – Etta James
A slow-paced, love-inducing, classic pancakes-and-coffee kind of song.
“If I Ain’t Got You” (Alicia Keys Cover) – James Bay
James Bay’s sultry singer-songwriter style is incorporated into an already revolutionary song to create a modest cover full of heart and soul.
“Georgia” – Vance Joy
One of Vance Joy’s most popular songs, “Georgia” reflects youthful infatuation with the singer’s classic acoustic guitar melodies intertwined with melting deep tones.
“Cherry Wine” (Live) – Hozier
Similar to Vance Joy’s music, “Cherry Wine” is a humble guitar-based song with a gentle disposition complementary to a cup of hot apple cider at the Farmer’s Market.
“Rivers and Roads” – The Head and the Heart
Subtle while passionate, the Head and the Heart sing about growing up and making bonds that will never break. “Rivers and roads, rivers and roads, rivers ‘til I reach you”
“The Girl” – City and Colour
This song is evocative of soft sweaters, grey clouds, mug of tea, and a book you didn’t think you’d love as much as you do.
“She” – Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran goes old-school with his low-key, relaxed instrumentals while singing about a girl, as always.
“Dive” – Ed Sheeran
A song off Sheeran’s most recent album, Divide, “Dive” mixes his traditional singer-songwriter style with a cleaner production, similar to his older track, “Thinking Out Loud.”
“Easily” – Bruno Mars
A slow beat and a smooth bass sets the tone of this track, along with an ambient electric guitar with sounds of silk and velveteen.
“Put Your Records On” – Corinne Bailey Rae
Released in 2006, “Put Your Records On” remains the perfect feel-good song for the softer seasons with Rae’s gentle but penetrating voice.
“Valerie” (The Zutons Cover) – Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse’s cover managed to be even more successful than the original, which is completely understandable with the icon’s renowned deep contralto vocals and the blissfully calming nature of the song.
“Feeling Whitney” – Post Malone
If you heard this song on the radio or randomly playing in a coffee shop, you likely wouldn’t recognize it as Post Malone’s. The rapper completely shifts tones from his usual trap and R&B styles to beautiful folksy acoustics in this tune about loneliness and love.