It's official folks, summer's over. In fact I'm doubting it ever happened, seeing green stuff on the trees was just an illusion. Being that it is before Thanksgiving, I will not barrage you with Christmas music... yet. Personally in the design world I've been designing Christmas graphics since August so I have to make nice with it otherwise I'll turn as bitter as Snow Miser. Since we got a visit from the snow fairy I've selected some wintery songs that should ease the cold pangs just a little tiny bit. I'd love to hear your suggestions! Drop me your favorite winter songs and they could end up on a future Turn Up Tuesday. (P.S. To the person who suggested Tubthumping by Chumbawamba: you have been blacklisted until you sent a better song ha ha!)
1. Shut Your Eyes - Snow Patrol: Mr. Lightbody starts singing and all the snow on your soul will melt into a heart-shaped puddle. I don't care how cheesy that sounds, crank it to eleven!
2. White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes: Oh delicious harmonies, how I crave thee, ha ha. Definitely check out the stop motion music video below for this song, very cool.
3. Winter Birds - Ray LaMontagne: That ghostly voice and those quietly evocative lyrics conjure the cozy feelings of colder weather and a delicate love. I received his album for Christmas years ago from my musically inclined friend, Renee. P.S. Music makes an amazing gift and will warm you far more than an ugly Christmas sweater.
4. Borrowed Time - A Fine Frenzy: Alison Sudol's dreamy and vulnerable voice shines in this gem, and reminds us that we are all on borrowed time.
5. Winter Light - Tim Finn: This song played at the very end of the Chronicles of Narnia movie, the first one, and it is a dream. Also for all you Liam Finn fans out there, Tim Finn is his uncle, so talent runs in the family apparently!