Winter can be unforgiving without endless supplies of sweaters and warming music. Music that reflects some of the feelings of winter and acts as warm soup for the soul are vital for surviving winter.
The Parting Glass by Ed Sheeran
This song immediately conjures up thoughts of a folk singer sitting near a log fire. And what better visual imagery do you need to feel warmed up?
Brother by Matt Corby
The warmth of Matt Corby’s voice and the millions of layers this song has are just like the million layers of clothing you wear in winter.
Look After You by the Fray
The Fray never fail to create songs that sound heartfelt and are reassuring to hear, making it perfect for a cozy night in.
Shiver by Coldplay
This super early song of Coldplay’s represents everything great about the band, with simple acoustics and great purity of arrangement. And of course, what else do you do in winter but shiver?
Gravity by John Mayer
John Mayer’s constant stream of warm tunes really spoil you for choice, but ‘Gravity’ is a particularly pretty choice. Moody and mellow.
Quelqu’un M’a Dit by Carla Bruni
Carla Bruni’s voice IS hot chocolate. Enough said.
Stay by Peasant’s King
This unique twist on Rihanna’s hit, mixed in with a bit of Bastille, is welcoming and homely.
Home by Phillip Phillips
There is no more comfortable place to stay in winter than at home, and Phillip Phillips reminds you of this in his tender song.
Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
This song is the retro guilty pleasure of many, which is often satisfying enough in the cold months.
Blowin’ in the Wind by Bob Dylan
As the wind howls outside, you feel introspective with your cup of tea, musing to this song.
The Wolves by Ben Howard
Winter conjures up images of a frosty forest with all sorts of wildlife rampaging around, which is the imagery that Ben Howard’s folk tune captures.
Carry On by fun.
A more optimistic choice than many other songs on this list, Carry On is uplifting and unpretentious: a simplistically happy choice for winter.
Back to Black by Amy Winehouse
The sultry Amy Winehouse has an infinite range of songs that feel comforting in the cold, but Back to Black is a particularly evocative one.
Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
Once again, Simon & Garfunkel are another one of those acts that have a whole host of songs in their catalogue that complement the winter months, with Bridge Over Troubled Water being a contemplative and sweet song.
Hopefully, some of these songs fit your winter mood or enhance the experience of relaxing nights in.
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