New Subscriber Playlist: “The Nostalgists”

Subscribers can listen to a selection of songs from one of my favorite groups of musicians.
Nostalgists
 (Paul Smith, Public Domain)

My latest Spotify playlist for subscribers has been posted. Title ​“The Nostalgists,” the playlist features some of my favorite songs by a loosely-connected group of artists typified by softly melancholy music that seems purposefully composed for autumn walks and thumbing through faded photos.

Accompanying the playlist is the latest episode of my ​“Playlist Breakdown” podcast, in which I spotlight one of the playlist’s songs and why it’s so special and meaningful. In this latest breakdown, I talk about ​“Garden Constellations” by July Skies (who has long been one of my favorite ​“nostalgist” artists). ​“Garden Constellations” originally appeared on July Skies’ 2002 debut, Dreaming of Spires.

Both of these are little bonuses for subscribers who support Opus financially. If you’d like to get access to them (and more), subscribe to Opus for $5/​month or $50/​year. (Also, if you just want to check it out, you can subscribe for free and get weekend reading recommendations.)