alt-J – Lovely Day
This has got to be one of the best covers I’ve heard of Bill Withers’ iconic tune. The arrangement is perfect for cool, crisp mornings and your Autumnal end-of-day reprieve. The band’s second album, This Is All Yours, is a very good follow-up to An Awesome Wave.
Ryan Adams – Feels Like Fire
Conway – Shut Up
I love a good 80’s-sounding catchy tune. This track is very pop, trip-happy, and reminiscent of those songs you hear in classic John Hughes films. The type of teen films they don’t seem to have much of these days.
Maroon 5 – Sugar
Oliver $ and Jimi Jules – Pushin’ On
I like a good deep house tune and this one doesn’t disappoint. Interesting concept for the video, if “Push mo yan, teh!” (Go for it, sister!) had a visual, this might just be it.
Coldplay – Always In My Head
Not entirely new, and not entirely news that a Coldplay track lands on the September playlist. The latest album, Ghost Stories, is magnificent sleep aid (in a good way!) and I can’t name a night when it’s not been stuck on loop to help me catch Z’s. This is my favourite track from it, followed closely by the very endearing Magic. Oh, and is it just me or is Chris Martin looking a lot hunkier with all that conscious uncoupling muscle?