Bed Covers: A Mix of Lovely Covers

It has come to my attention that I have not shared a playlist in a few months - I believe the last one was for Christmas, and I have found so much lovely music since then that, truly, I think this is a crime that needs to be remedied ASAP. And so, a mix of cover songs for your listening pleasure - a genre I have been delving deeper and deeper into, and adoring what I have found!

Goodness, I had such fun searching for all of these; some I had not realised existed before this mix that I fell in love with upon listening (see: "Get Lucky" and "Little Talks") and some old favourites (see: "Call Me Maybe" and "Stay With Me"). I am the sort of person who enjoys the softness of acoustic renditions to serve as a background on slow Sunday mornings or drowsy Thursday evenings.

A side note: you guys, I found so many gorgeous "Can't Help Falling in Love" covers as I was compiling this small mix for you. It was rather painful to choose only one. Honourable mentions go to Ingrid Michaelson & Twenty One Pilots - their covers very nearly made it onto the tracklist, and you would be missing out greatly if you did not give them a listen.

Click on the album cover to listen to the mix on 8tracks. Enjoy, loves. xx


i. billie jean | the civil wars (originally by michael jackson)

ii. riptide | taylor swift (originally by vance joy)

iii. oops! i did it again | kina grannis (originally by britney spears)

iv. we are young | hozier (originally by fun.)

v. get lucky | daughter (originally by daft punk)

vi. out of the woods | savannah outen & jake coco (originally by taylor swift)

vii. call me maybe | ben howard (originally by carly rae jepson)

viii. stay with me | angus & julia stone (originally by sam smith)

ix. little talks | julia sheer & jon d (originally by of monsters & men)

x. can't help falling in love | fleet foxes (originally by elvis presley)

I have become fascinated with the ways in which we twist the songs we love so dearly, shape them into something we can call our own. And so: this is a mix in celebration of the musical homes we mould for ourselves. Let the bass and the drums fade out of your mind. This is all that is left: songs only as foreign to you as they are familiar to the ones who have created them. Cover songs are strangers & homelands, and these songs honour both in equal measure.

A Merry Little Christmas: A Mix for Christmas Lights

Christmas time is here! It is truly the most beautiful, wonderful, joyful time of the year - and with my antidepressants kicking in, I'm so very delighted to be able to enjoy it to its fullest extent. What better way to celebrate than with music? So here I am, bearing a mix for Christmas! I must admit that I am one of those obnoxious people who breaks out the records in September, and so I have been looking forward to sharing this with you for quite awhile. Mostly new covers of old classics, although there are a few original songs sprinkled in there as well. These songs have been the soundtrack to my holiday season this year, and I hope you enjoy them as well. <3

As always, you can click on the cover of this mix to listen to it on 8tracks.

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i. baby, it's cold outside | willie nelson & norah jones

ii. all i want for christmas is you | lady antebellum

iii. o come o come emmanuel | the civil wars

iv. silent night | taylor swift

v. white christmas | frank sinatra

vi. winter song | sara bareilles & ingrid michaelson

vii. snow | sleeping at last

viii.  have yourself a merry little christmas | ingrid michaelson

This is a mix for a softly light Christmas, one illuminated by laughter and love. These songs are for and of the old and the new, the endings and the beginnings, that in-between time where the world slows down and even the angels forget themselves and settle down with mugs of cocoa to watch the snow kiss the sky outside. Listen to these melodies with someone you love, when the air sighs with Christmas song and the softness settles deep, makes a home in your bones. Listen to these melodies when only music can make time fall asleep.

Sweet Humbling Heights: A Mix for Autumn Leaves

And autumn peeks her lovely head around the corner at last. I think it is no secret that this is one of my favourite seasons. (After winter, of course -- but I'm sure you could tell that by my last name. ;)) Here in Singapore we unfortunately do not have much cold weather to speak of, but I think the advent of autumn is something to celebrate regardless -- even if we are drinking cold rather than hot chocolate, and even if sweaters and blankets are not entirely practical.

And this mix marks the end of our seasonal playlist collection -- which, on one hand, is rather bittersweet, but on the other, I am sort of delighted to be able to finally play these mixes in order. Here they are, if you are interested in a seasonal marathon: The Sun is Coming Through (spring), Wind in the Shadows (summer), Sweet Humbling Heights (autumn), and Far Below These Birds (winter).

And so, without further ado: a mix for pumpkins and scarves, for pink noses and frosted laughter, for all of the windy loveliness of autumn.

You can click on the cover to listen to this mix on 8tracks.

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i. can't help falling in love | twenty one pilots

ii. king & lionheart  | of monsters & men

iii. autumn leaves | ed sheeran

iv. clean white love | lisa mitchell

v. featherstone | the paper kites

vi. chocolate (acoustic) | the 1975

vii. like real people do | hozier

viii. tiger mountain peasant song | fleet foxes

ix. home | gabrielle aplin

x. high hopes | kodaline

This is a mix for an autumn that is as bleak as it is beautiful, as sorrowful as it is sweet. These songs are for too-long sweaters and serenading teapots, for storms skittering across the roof and wind kissing your strawberry lips. Listen to them as trees weep their burnished leaves, as dandelions sing forlornly across the soft skies, as summer and winter play tug-of-war with only one ending. Autumn is here with her shivering fog, and she is ready to kiss the world good night.