Photo Credit: Jennie Fowler
Atlanta-based Artist Jordan Reynolds, better known by her project Rose Hotel, made this month’s Guest Artist Playlist based around what represented the same feeling of calm and nostalgia that the early parts of winter bring for her. Her own music holds a similar poignancy and intimacy that rings reminiscent of artists like Julia Jacklin, Haley Heynderickx or Molly Burch. Reynolds’ softly swelling, sonic landscapes transport your mind away to another place and time. Read through her whole list below and go check out her recent release conversations (1-4) here.
“This Time Around”- Jessica Pratt
This song makes me feel like I’m gazing at a lake in the cold, early morning, through a piece of stained glass. Jessica Pratt’s melodies are unrivaled.
“Fig Leaves” – V.V Lightbody
All of Vivian’s songs are beautiful for different reasons, but I really like the laid-back essence of this song and the way that her singing style feels as if she’s just talking to me. plus, flutes!
“River”- Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell is my favorite of all time. this song is perfect for this time of year. it’s one of the tracks off Blue that doesn’t get as much recognition but is just as poignant.
“Wild World” – Cat Stevens
Harold and Maude is one of my favorite films, and this time of year I always feel a pull to rewatch it, which in turn incites me to listen to hours of Cat Stevens. this is one of his best.
“I Fall In Love Too Easily” – Chet Baker
Chet Baker is one of my absolute favorite singers. I have a very romantic memory of a sweet winter evening that I’m always reminded of when this song comes on. it makes me want to lay on the rug and sip wine by the fire.
“symbol” – Adrianne Lenker
Adrianne Lenker is one of the most talented writers and lyricists making music right now. I get lost in her songs. I especially like the way the guitar moves in this song.
“Wring Me Out” – Neighbor Lady
People shouldn’t sleep on neighbor lady! Emily’s songs are so well written and really cut deep. I really like the vocal effects at the beginning of the song, and how it slowly grows from a somewhat soft, intimate feeling to become massive and anthemic.
“Heart Beat” – Chris Cohen
Listen to this song at night, with your eyes closed, right before you drift to sleep.
“To You” – Andy Shauf
Andy Shauf’s album “the party” is flawless, and this is one of my favorite tracks from it. the arrangement of this song is gorgeous.
“Suzanne” -Leonard Cohen
I can’t get through December without listening to Leonard Cohen. his poetry and the tone of his voice always bring something to me that nobody else can. this song is one of my all-time favorites.