November is a period of growth, transition, and reflection. As we transition into the change of seasons both externally and internally, this week’s Temple Tunes playlist reflects R&B and Alternative inspirations.

The season of thanks is here, and the anticipation of the holidays reminds us of what we’re grateful for. In preparation for seasonal gatherings with family and friends, you can be sure of two things: there will be food, and there will be music. But unlike Christmas, Thanksgiving doesn’t come with a built-in playlist of holiday tunes. 

Indulge in these songs of gratitude that are essential for your social-distanced gathering or cozy jam session. Temple Indigo put together a playlist for the perfect cozy fall day to satisfy your senses at all your November gatherings. Tune in to our Temple Tunes Spotify, filled with the tunes curated by theme and activity.

Temple Tunes Top 3

“Sweater Weather” by The Neighborhood:

Although this song’s title can be deceiving, its true meaning revolves around the inevitable craving for intimacy that happens to take place during the colder months. With lyrics like, “It’s too cold for you here and now, so let me hold both your hands in the holes of my sweater, “the speaker craves for his significant other to stay inside where it is warmer. In the winter months, people long for warmth and comfort, and this song offers just that.

“Sober” by Childish Gambino

“Sober” is a song based around breaking up and figuring out ways to cope with the aftermath. Childish copes with the breakup by abusing substances and drinks as he tries to accept this chapter of his life just ended, and a new one has begun. This song has an oddly upbeat tune for such seldom lyrics that conveys a profound message about understanding coping mechanisms.

“Broken Clocks” by SZA

“Broken Clocks” is a melodic song about the fast-paced life that SZA is leading. The song has a connection to the adage, “Even a broken clock is right twice a day.” This identifies that her decisions are unidentifiable, just like a broken clock, and that she’s swinging back and forth on the feelings he’s giving her like the pendulum of a clock. The song is perfect for a cozy afternoon and an excellent addition to this sweater-weather playlist.

Check out the rest of the playlist here. Stay warm!

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