Which Song Are You Playing in This Late Autumn Season?

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I can admit that I am not ready for the cold weather. Recently, I have been sleeping in a cocoon of blankets during the nighttime. Using the heater here in Japan is very expensive, so you have to be creative and think about other ways to keep yourself creatively.

But the cold weather hasn’t stopped the positive vibes flowing in the mornings. Excellent breakfast with a homemade latte makes the mornings even brighter. But, what makes it genuinely fantastic is this one unknown song from a well-known singer.

Late Autumn’s Joys

Image and video hosting by TinyPicThere is a chill in the air during the mornings. The first signs of frost start creeping on our plants. The color-changing leaves from the different kinds of trees begin to fall off from branches. Ginko. Maple. River Birches. Their leaves cover the ground like a carpet of many colors: red, brown, yellow, and orange. What a glorious sight in the morning on the way to work.

Our taste buds also change during the autumn season. We usually crave seasonal fruits like pears, apples, and persimmons or nuts like chestnuts. Instead of plain coffee, we will add a little bit more milk to that blend or put a little cinnamon in it to make it taste like autumn: exotic, fresh, and soothing. We also have drinks like pumpkin spice lattes, cinnamon teas, or something with ginger. Speaking of cinnamon, my go-to afternoon tea time set is a hot chai latte with Biscoff cookies. Warms the soul right up!

I’m in THAT Mood

Image and video hosting by TinyPicA beautiful autumn morning isn’t complete without music. That’s right! Music, at least for me, is an essential part of my morning as it sets the mood of the day and inspires me. I have been recently listening more oldies, 90’s R&B, soul, and jazz during the mornings. Actually, I was listening to The Beatles last night while working on my blog. It was quite relaxing!

Recently, Spotify recommended me “I’m In a Philly Mood” by Daryl Hall from the famous band Halls & Oates. This song is not like a typical song that you would hear from Halls & Oates. This is an entirely different sound. It is much smoother and more relaxed than the discography of the legendary soulful rock band.

One thing about the instrumentation that I love about is the high-pitched synthesizer bits throughout the song. Then, there are those fantastic soulful keyboard runs before the start of the chorus. This high-pitched soulful synthesized sound is refreshing and helps you get into the song’s groove. Finally, during the opening part, I love how the deep-bass synthesizer and the guitar compliment each other.

The Final Word

I can admit, “I’m In a Philly Mood” has a special place in my heart as Philadelphia is my dad’s hometown. But, it isn’t just that. It is the laid-back atmosphere and the soulful groove that attracts me greatly.  These two together, along with the instrumentation, make “I’m In a Philly Mood” a perfect morning song for late autumn.

What is your go-to song for this late autumn season? Tell me in the comments below!


About the Artist

Image and video hosting by TinyPicDaryl Hall is an American musician that comes from the Pennsylvanian borough of Pottstown. He hails from a musical family as his mother was a vocal coach and his dad was a professional singer. During his college years, Hall, along with four other students, formed the group the Temptones. They were a hit among the black Philly soul scene. The group won competitions and even released a couple of singles under the label Arctic Records.

Hall met John Oates at Temple University while riding the same elevator after fleeing from gunfire during a musical competition. The two found out they had similar interests and musical styles. They even suggested that they should perform together. The two came together to form Hall & Oates in 1970 and released their first album, entitled Whole Oats, in 1972 under the label Atlantic Records.

They released a couple of albums under the label. But, none were very successful. They decided to end their contract with Atlantic Records and signed with RCA Records, where they started to see success. Their first Top 10 hit single was released in 1976, entitled “Sara Smile.” A year later, another single named “Rich Girl” peaked #1 on the charts.

During the next ten years, the duo released more hit singles and albums while refining their sound for a newer generation of music listeners. During their hey-days, Daryl Hall released his first solo album, entitled Sacred Songs, in 1980. He went to release several other records over the years as well as participated in various musical events like Live Aid, Farm Aid, We are the World sessions and the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

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115 thoughts on “Which Song Are You Playing in This Late Autumn Season?

  1. Sharon Koenig says:

    Awesome taste! I love Halls & Oates. Autumn has left me in the mood for the soulful, the smooth, and the sexy. I’ve been listening to quite a bit of Xavier Omar, John Legend, and the like.

  2. I tend to go through artist phases and after hearing “venom” by enimem I’ve been on a rap binge. I feel it shifting though… I’m having the temptemptation for xmas tunes!

  3. mamabee1981 says:

    I haven’t been in a particular type of musical mood, I just let Spotify play while I work and it seems to pick some good and different options for me to enjoy. Soon enough, I will be playing Christmas music though.

  4. Elicit Folio says:

    Great post! I love listening to jazz, or even upbeat music in the morning. I think it depends on my mood or the weather as well. Fall is never complete without music!

  5. Melissa says:

    I love Christmas music! It is just starting to play around my house! 🙂 I just like to listen to Christian music any time of the year.

  6. Brilliant. I’ve always had a soft spot for Hall & Oates because of my Dad. Absolutely love music and, personally, think it’s one of the most important things in life! You’d probably like my blogs about songs that have “changed my life”.

  7. Music definitely has it’s seasons, however, some songs are my go to all year round. I love the Fall trees you pictured in the beginning! Nature speaks to my heart as well. It made me feel very peaceful.

  8. Kiwi says:

    I listen to R&B music year round but i have started listening to Christmas music too (I know so soon). I think music can be season but I also believe listen to whatever makes you happen whenever you want.

  9. GladysNava says:

    I really love listening music because it brings me pleasure and it relaxing also. Thanks so much for this blog you shared.

  10. Surekha Busa says:

    I have never heard of it but it sounds like a good one. I would love to listen to a music because it gives me so much relaxation and peace of mind.

  11. You are so on point. There truly is something about this season! I am not in the U.S. anymore but there is something about Autumn I miss so much. The crisp air, the pumpkin spice lattes brewing, pumpkin patches spread out through towns, and good music to go along with it.

  12. cleverlychanging says:

    I really like the music from a British artist named Ayo, but lately, I’ve been playing some oldies like “Smokey Robinson.” His smooth voice never becomes dull to listen too.

  13. Gervin Khan says:

    Honestly, I have never heard of this band and music before. I tried to listen to this music and I really enjoyed it the voice is so beautiful and the song is really to listen into this fall season.

  14. slpowell says:

    I have strangely been in a Tupac kind of mood. The swearier (is that a word?) the better. It’s been a rough month around here.

  15. Perfect blend of music for different seasons. I am not really picky though as whatever music my spirit feels ok with goes well for me. Can be oldies, or modern… The vibe to the moment is all that matters to me.

  16. Sondra Barker says:

    I haven’t heard of this band before, I’ll check them out but I love music this time of year. It’s always so uplifting and warmhearted!

  17. Diana Tidswell says:

    I have never heard of this song before but it sounds like a good one.
    Our family loves to listen to a traditional Christmas song.

  18. Clare Minall says:

    Music is my partner whenever I am alone. I love listening to country music especially during Autumn it makes me more relaxed.

  19. nice bio on the singer, runs in the family…
    I hope you help your fellow blogger out by raising money to pay off her dads medical bills. I had a health scare due to a rare genetic liver disease and because my insurance didn’t cover all of the costs, I had to sell my home and move my kids and I into my parents house. I wish her family better luck than I.

    • aisasami says:

      Thanks for sharing your story. I am sorry you suffer hardships to get better too. I hope you rebounded in a positive direction.

  20. Yeah starting a day with a music really makes my day and give me a kinda inspiration too. I like to listen to Indian kinds of music at the time, depending on the mood. By the way, I’m in Philly Mood, what does it mean?
    Ali Ash

    • aisasami says:

      Hall is from Philadelphia. And there is a lot of different types of music from Philly. So, he is talking about being in the mood for Philly music. Also, his music is inspired by Philly soul, which is its own genre.

  21. Wow! This takes me way back. I haven’t listened to Hall and Oates in such a long time. It is very different for them in this piece I see. I don’t know if I have a go to Autumn song. Whatever song is inspiring me at the moment. My daughter and I are enjoying some Queen recently because of Bohemian Rhapsody.

  22. cleverlychanging says:

    You mentioned these yummy treats and I too enjoy them, “We usually crave seasonal fruits like pears, apples, and persimmons or nuts like chestnuts.” The weather is starting to get cold where I live as well and I’ve started to dress more warmly. I’m not sure about autumn songs, but I’ve been enjoying Andra Day.

  23. This post made me think….I didn’t realize I don’t have a song for the season. I guess I just listen to music based on my mood rather than the season.

  24. I can totally relate. I have also been listening to more oldies recently and love it. It’s more relaxing and I am just happy to sing along with it. Will check out the I’m in a Philly Mood in Spotify.

  25. Sauumye Chauhan says:

    I agree that music changes with season !!! For me Autumn is time to listen to some soft songs, something easy on the ears and relaxing.

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