with my nose in a book and my head in the clouds

Category: LYRICS

AS WE PICK A SOUNDTRACK FOR THE SEASON

Kadie

I am happy to introduce you all to one of my best friends and one of our favorite pastimes. Kadie and I have built our friendship upon a foundation of music, books, and coffee. From high school to college to post graduate life, music has been an amazing way to maintain our friendship. It has allowed us to remain connected despite the differences and distances. Even though the most recent distance between Texas and Alabama has been tough, our old and new traditions have kept us close.

A song of the day became an easy expression of what was going on in our life at that particular time. Every now and then, these songs contain a theme and turn into a playlist. So here is a playlist of our “fall picks,” with a hint of Halloween.

A Soundtrack for Fall

1. Tessalate / alt-j
2. Scare Me / New Beat Fund
3. Afraid / The Neighbourhood
4. Your Bones / Of Monsters and Men
5. Apples / Neulore
6. The Stranger / Lord Huron
7. Smoke Breathing Monsters / Desert Noises
8. Shake / The Head and the Heart
9. Orange Sky / Alexi Murdoch
10. Half Moon / Blind Pilot

Kadie is not only a kindred spirit. She is also an incredible, creative encouragement. She keeps me motivated and accountable when it comes to finding inspiration and being creative. Kadie is an unbelievable graphic designer. From hand written letters to album covers (like the one above), Kadie has filled my life with her talent and beauty.

So if you followhannahfaye, follow Kadie Smith too at designbykadie.com.

– Hannah Faye

AS I FIND MY NEW ROAD TRIP ALBUM

 The Wild Feathers self-titled debut album came out last month, and it is a must have.

One of my new favorite songs that I find myself listening to on repeat is The Wild Feathers’ “The Ceiling.” I listen to this song while I run, while I shower, while I study, while I drive. Especially while I drive. My favorite time of day for a joy ride is at dusk because everything looks gold. Riding with the windows down and the volume up can immediately transform the way I am feeling and make me forget about the world outside of my car.

I often feel as though a road trip and a good CD are the cure to everything. To me, it is the emotional equivalent of the ice and Advil remedy. It can help ease the pain of an argument, a breakup, or just a bad day. To me, The Wild Feathers debut album is the perfect soundtrack for any road trip.

It is hard to choose my favorites from The Wild Feathers album, because to be honest, I could listen to this album on repeat without ever skipping a song. But if I had to choose three favorites, I would choose:

  • The Ceiling – for obvious reason already stated above. This was the song that first caught my ear and led me to their album.
  • Left My Woman – I choose this song as a favorite because it so clearly portrays the voices of each of the band members. Not only can every member of this band play an instrument, but they can also all sing. They can sing individually as a lead vocal, and they can sing together and a beautiful harmony. Their harmonies actually remind me of one of my favorite bands, The Eagles.
  • Hard Times – It’s just so relatable. Everyone goes through hard times. And not to mention, the melody is lovely.

The Wild FeathersAnd just in case you are worried that this band will let you down in their live performance, which many bands do, rest assured that they sound just as good live as they do on the album. If you don’t believe me, head over to their YouTube page and check out their “Truckstop Cover Series.” As you can imagine, many bands spend a lot of time on the road, and I often wonder how that time is spent. The Wild Feathers give some insight into life on the road by posting covers recorded in the van as they drive down the road, in the parking lot of a fireworks pop-up shop, or a on random park bench. These covers not only allow fans to see the band’s pure, unplugged talent, but also give them a sense of the band’s influences, including Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.

Also, in case you want to give the album a run through before purchasing, you can currently stream their album at Rolling Stones. I think you’ll enjoy what you hear.

– Hannah Faye