By: Taylor Nute, A&E Editor
September brings many things: a new school year, cooler weather, and here at The Clock, it brings the Plymouth Playlist. If you don’t know what that is, Plymouth Playlist is a monthly compilation of songs that fit the time and the mood of that month. Of course, the mood is a bit different now, with the seemingly endless pandemic, wildfires, hurricanes, and protests going on around the country and across the world. Despite all of that, Plymouth Playlist is here to stay. If you have any song suggestions for future playlists, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include a description of why you chose that song!
Without further ado, let’s get into this month’s playlist.
To Noisemaking (Sing) – Hozier
To me, a playlist isn’t complete without a Hozier song. This one is a feelgood song that encourages carefree happiness and celebration (specifically singing), even if it seems like there’s no reason to celebrate. I think we all need that sort of encouragement in the current times, as a little happiness can make things that much better.
Autumn in New York – Frank Sinatra
There’s nothing quite like summer changing into fall. With it comes beautiful foliage,pumpkin spice everything, cozy sweaters, and a welcoming feeling of happiness andwarmth. Autumn in New York talks about that welcoming feeling and beauty of fall in the big apple. Although Plymouth is no NYC, the welcoming feeling and happinessis in no short supply here.
Do What You Can – Bon Jovi
So many people have stepped up to help those in need during the pandemic, and that includes the famous Jon Bon Jovi. He’s been washing dishes and helping feed the hungry at his restaurants, which lead to the inspiration of this song. The whole song encourages those who listen to ‘do what you can’ to help those who need it during the pandemic.
Seasons (Waiting on You) – Future Islands
This catchy synthpop song describes human connections and experiences during the changing seasons. I think I speak for most of us when I say that our relationships with those around us have changed to some degree in ways we never thought they would during this pandemic.
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
Protesting and fighting for equality has pretty much become a daily occurrence in the last few months, especially in America. So, there really isn’t a more fitting song than Born This Way to supplement these fights for equality. Differences should be celebrated and loved, no matter what they are.