Playlist

April Showers – Mini Playlist – Coog Radio – University of Houston Radio

The cloudy weather we had recently prompted me to create this mini playlist for you all to listen to for future rainy days. We tend to associate bad weather with sadness, and while some of these songs might be a bit sad, there are still some nice pleasant feelings we can get when we stay indoors. I hope you can all enjoy these songs, rain or shine!

This song is an underrated indie gem that I discovered in high school when listening to music on Soundcloud. The lack of views and plays on this song is absolutely criminal, and that’s why I’m sharing it with you! I love the “fuzziness” in the overall sound as well as the singer’s soft, melancholic voice and the guitar riffs that carry the melody. You can listen to this bittersweet song on Spotify along with the rest of Jessica Jalbert, Brother Loyola.

When a bear in no den without young nudges

On my side they are neither hungry nor fragile

And I’ll become an owl but I won’t have anyone

To shout behind my black veil

To shout behind my black veil

I’ve been really enjoying Japanese music lately, and Lamp is at the forefront of my music. If you like Japanese pop, indie, and other hard-to-categorise music, I highly recommend listening to the rest of Lamp’s discography. The album this song is from is called For lovers. It’s the perfect song to play while you’re relaxing on the couch (perhaps with your partner) with a nice cup of tea. The voices of Yusuke Nagai and Kaori Sakakibara are magnificent with the soft strumming of the guitar.

This song would be a great accompaniment for a rainy day that keeps the energy going. For some reason I think the rain in the background would just add to the song and enhance the atmosphere. As the word “halcyon” in the title of the song means a relaxing and enjoyable time, this is how I think music should be experienced by the listener! If you love dream pop you should definitely listen to more of Vansire’s discography, you won’t be disappointed.

And you could tell I was nervous then

quite awkward now

Leave the speakers loud

When you doubt yourself

If there’s a chance

That we would still hang around

We could detail the dreams

As we watch the passing clouds

Like I said before, I’ve been listening to a lot of Japanese music lately and this gem has been right at the top of my “On Repeat” playlist on Spotify. Manami Marufuji’s soft voice is so soft and fuzzy in this song. The instrumentals are unique but not obtrusive and easy to listen to. Overall, it’s a very cute song that I think would be nice to listen to on a rainy day. It’s an earworm for sure; I found myself singing the lyrics several times without realizing it!

Paint my floor green but don’t forget the flowers
Paint my floor green but don’t forget the shy moles
Paint my floor green, but don’t forget the pop mushrooms
Don’t you think I can be like Snow White?

If you’ve been on Tik Tok lately, chances are you’ve heard this song! It got stuck in my head and coincidentally I also think it would be great to vibrate when it rains. Moody lyrics are just perfect for a gloomy weather to make for a great listening experience. This song is taken from Cafuné’s first album, Working which came out last year and I recommend you listen to it if you like dreamy indie music like me.

I look at the moon
Let my mood flow
I can’t stop thinking about you