New Subscriber Playlist: “Songs for the Cooldown”

Subscribers can listen to a collection of songs that’ll prepare them for the impending autumn.
Autumn road
I’m looking forward to weather like this every day (Lukasz Szmigiel)

Autumn is just around the corner, as some unusually chilly temperatures in the middle of August reminded me. This month’s playlist — titled “Songs for the Cooldown” — features 22 songs to prep us all for the incoming autumn spirit (and help us leave the heat and humidity far, far behind).

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, interesting, and/or meaningful. In this episode, I discuss “Movies,” a lovely slice of late ’90s indie-pop from San Francisco’s now-defunct For Stars.

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, you can subscribe for free and get weekend reading recommendations.)