I love Autumn.
The weather is that perfect median between stifling hot and bitter cold. The trees shift into a kaleidoscopic display. The scent of cinnamon and nutmeg permeates the air as people rush by, clutching warm cups of drink. Hell, I named a character after the season.
It is a time of contemplation, of reaping what we have sown. It is a time to mark an ending on that which we want to leave behind and a promise to plant the seeds of the future we dream of.
So many colours — literal and metaphorical. How I live for all of these colours.
Today, I share a small collection of the songs that echo Autumn for me. Some are more natural choices; some not as obvious. Many did not make the final cut for, as those who’ve been around over the years know, the goal of the High Fidelity project is to create mixes that will burn to a CD.
Grab a cup of warm cider or perhaps a slice of pumpkin cheesecake, and savour the sounds of the season. Be thankful, as I am, for the power of music.
High Fidelity 27: All These Colours
A playlist for Autumn or Fall
Ahead By A Century – The Tragically Hip
Summer Skin – Death Cab For Cutie
Speed The Collapse – Metric
Sure As The Weather – Amos The Transparent
Settling – Tara Maclean
October Leaves – The Good Life
Sowing Season (Yeah) – Brand New
Leaves – Future History
Forestfire – David Usher
Sun Going Down – The Tea Party
Seasons Grind – Kim Churchill
Trinity Bellwoods – Treble Charger
All These Colours – Cai.ro
Synesthesia – Andrew McMahon
Perfect Time Of Day – Howie Day
Across The Universe – Fiona Apple
Don’t Fear The Reaper – Gus
Change Of Season – Matthew Good Band