Ladies, grab your pumpkin spice lattes and let’s hit the road!
If your man is anything like mine, he doesn’t understand the value of a good picturesque autumn road trip with plenty of opportunities for festive photo ops — but that’s what we have our girlfriends for, right?
So many of our great writers here at A Girls Guide to Cars have given us hosts of great road trips so we can see all the gorgeous fall colors as the leaves change, so if you need a little inspiration, those posts will be littered throughout this article. But if you need some relaxing acoustic jams that are still a little edgy, I’m here to hook you up with a playlist you’ll love. And we’ll run you through a few of our favorites.
Seasons – Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell’s “Seasons” is a great song for any time of year, but it opens with the description of summer nights and long warm days being stolen away — a perfect description of autumn if I’ve ever had one. This song always leaves me pensive, thinking about the things I want to do with my time now that the days are growing shorter and the weather growing colder.
I Stay Away – Alice in Chains
I’ll admit it — I’m a fan of 1990s alternative music, and Alice in Chains will always have a special place in my heart. Every fall, I’m always listening to the Seattle band’s acoustic songs when I’m driving or taking a walk. “I Stay Away” is a classic that always has me singing along and feeling like I’m in the middle of an autumnal music video.
Flatlands – Chelsea Wolfe
Chelsea Wolfe’s music may not be for everyone, but “Flatlands” is a gorgeous ode to the beauty of nature and simplicity that anyone will love. Her description of “lined-up orchard trees” will have you running to pick apples.
The video I’ve included above is different from the album version, since it’s live — but it’s just as good for its own reasons, in large part because this one takes the spare vocals-and-guitar and transforms it with a violin.