Winter season is coming up and fast; the thing that keeps me wrapped up the most for winter isn’t a blanket or a North Face jacket, nor is it a Jumper, or the heaters in my house. It is in fact my music; here are a few songs that you should consider listening to for winter.
Tory Lanez – Cold Hard Love
There are two sides to Tory Lanez; a skilled and talented rapper or an R&B singer drenched in auto-tune? this is a bit of both. The singing adds a soothing and cold atmosphere to the track especially with the cloudy instrumental then, at the 3:30 mark of the song, he starts rapping in his normal voice about a relationship. The track does speak for its title.
Post Malone – Big Lie
This track is actually produced by DJ Mustard but it really doesn’t sound like it. Post Malone provides excellent singing on the track as well over these beautiful synths. The best part however, is the chorus where the drums and the snares enter the scene, which increases this track’s replay value. The synths also help create this cold atmosphere.
XXXTentacion – Whoa (Mind in Awe)
This song does sound beautiful and I really enjoy the sound of the “whoa” along the chorus of the track, and the vocal melodies, to help contribute to its beauty. I also like the keyboard sample and the heavy drums which appear on the chorus. I could imagine watching the snow falling while listening to this song.
Travis Scott – R.I.P Screw feat. Swae Lee
I like the cold midnight vibe of this track. It also features Travis Scott and Swae Lee breezing through the instrumental. I feel like most of Travis Scott’s songs are made for the same purpose and that is good night drive music hence why I enjoy his music and this song in particular, highly recommended.
Frank Ocean – White Ferrari
His singing on this track steals the show since it just adds to the beauty of it all, and makes for one of my favourites off “Blonde”. But I personally enjoy the sound of the synth and the soft guitars that build up as the track progresses. This whole song feels like winter.
Yung Lean – Yellowman
This is a well-constructed piece of work from the Swedish rapper because it features some lovely synths and great singing from Lean. Then in the second verse the bass drums come in and provides a solid rap verse. Then the outro is really beautiful and well put together. One beautiful track to listen to in the snow.
Night Lovell – Light from the Car
This instrumental also has a calm vibe with the nice synths and drums in the mix. I also really like how Lovell adds to the calmness with his calm and monotone voice and delivery. This is also yet another track to consider when you’re driving in the cold night.
Schoolboy Q – Dangerous feat. Kid Cudi
Usually I listen to Schoolboy Q’s music for turning up and partying but this is something else. It features a soft guitar melody and a nice chorus from Kid Cudi. It also features a tension building verse from Schoolboy Q as well as tension building drums as well. I can just imagine myself walking along in the snow at midnight.
Meek Mill – Stay Woke feat. Miguel
Meek Mill comes in with an impactful rap performance along with serous subject matter and the Miguel chorus is well done and very catchy. Like the previously mentioned Schoolboy Q I mostly listen to Meek Mill to get hyped up but he does know how to make a track where he is speaking facts.
Young Thug – What’s The Move feat. Lil Uzi Vert
This song features birds in the background to set the scenery of nature; I also really like the synths too. Young Thug and Uzi provide nice melodies to the track and a catchy chorus from Thug too. I have never heard a trap song sound very close to nature.
Aries – Home
I like the heavy kicks, the strong vocals and melodies (especially the chorus and outro) and the subject matter of missing home despite all the negativity. It was also the perfect track to close off the album it came from “Welcome Home”. I would strongly recommend trying out his music, since he knows how to make a solid track.