Spotify’s “Your Favorite Coffeehouse” playlist brings comfort

Soft voices, steady beats, and emotions. These are all elements of Spotify’s “Your Favorite Coffeehouse” playlist. This acoustic, mellow grouping of songs will transport your mind and soul to anywhere that you feel calm. The soft voices slow down the fast-pace of your brain and help you focus on your surroundings, and the emotions- oh, the emotions- let you fully connect with the sounds you’re hearing and develop a relationship with the artist. This playlist makes my life worth living.

On a rainy day, I get into moods– moods where I see myself next to my fireplace, reading, drinking a cup of coffee and listening to music that warms my soul. So on a certain rainy day, I found myself tired of the playlist I had made myself and began to search for another on Spotify. Sifting through the “Mood” category on Spotify, I landed upon a playlist titled “Your Favorite Coffeehouse.” I figured I like coffee, why not? Little did I know that discovering this godsend of a playlist would be one of the best things to fall into my life.

I began to look through the songs featured in the playlist and discovered I knew not one title. I, a person of familiarity, found it a bit unsettling that I didn’t know what I would be listening to. I’ve never been one to try new things. But I scrolled through, found the least intimidating looking title, and played “Resurrection Fern” by Iron and Wine. I wasn’t an immediate fan of the song, but I continued to peruse the playlist. “Vedauwoo” by Lowland Hum was the next tune I listened to; it was better. And so, I continued.

Everyday. Every single day since then, I have listened to this music. There is something about it. This playlist brings me comfort, happiness, and surrounds with warmth. I can’t help but sway along to the beat of my favorite songs. My favorite songs, yes. Despite being weary of listening to new music, I have found some of my favorite songs listening to “Your Favorite Coffeehouse.” I have yet to find a wrong time to play this music. While driving, doing homework, falling asleep, reading, cleaning my room, sitting in the living room– anytime, anywhere, doing anything.

This playlist provides over five hours of music that I can’t get enough of. I listen to each song again, and again, and again until I don’t anymore. I’ll play certain songs on repeat a few times to truly soak in the emotions that the artists are feeling and that they want me to feel. I don’t know how to explain exactly what this music makes me feel when I listen to it. It’s not just happiness and pleasure. It’s as if I am being wrapped in a blanket, fresh out of the dryer– warm and comforting. Looking for new music? Look no further. So grab a cup of coffee, a warm blanket, a cozy spot, and just listen.

My Top Five Song Picks:

  1. “Gold” by Matt Hartke
  2. “The Night We Met” by Lord Huron
  3. “I Was Just Leaving” by Ryan Montbleau
  4. “Summer Clothes (acoustic)” by Marc Scibilia
  5. “Birds of a Feather” by The Harmaleighs