Autumn: the time for apple cider, colorful leaves and sweaters. As the leaves change and the weather gets colder, check out these albums to help you embrace the changing seasons. 

evermore by Taylor Swift

Submitted by Abby Bettridge

Taylor Swift’s autumn-themed album “evermore” certainly delivers. You can almost smell the fallen leaves as you hear it. Even while Swift steps away from her M.O. of sharing personal history, the songs tell the stories as if they were her own. Autumn themes of transformation and maturity intensify experiences like a woman noticing her marriage is falling apart.  Listeners fall away in the worlds Swift has created while simultaneously feeling more present in the world around them.

Delta by Mumford and Sons

Submitted by Allie Noland

“Delta” by Mumford and Sons is the ultimate fall-vibe album. With instrumental piano rain-like moments in “The Wild” to relaxed vocals of “October Skies,” this album is the perfect pairing to a cup of hot tea, while looking out the window into the fall air of falling leaves. The variety of chill tracks, like “Woman” and “Forever," and songs that are holding on to summer energy, like “42” and “Rose of Sharon," is a fitting transition into fall.

This Empty Northern Hemisphere by Gregory Alan Isakov

Submitted by Sydney Fluker

The 2009 album "This Empty Northern Hemisphere" by Gregory Alan Isakov perfectly encapsulates a cold autumn day. Isakov's songwriting abilities are more like poems than folk lyrics, elevating him above the quality of his peers. His tenor voice fits perfectly with his acoustic style, and the album serves as the perfect soundtrack for mid-autumn.

i, i by Bon Iver

Submitted by Alexander Prevost

It's literally in the DNA of Bon Iver's records — each of their releases represents a season. Their 2019, Grammy-nominated record "i,i" features some of their most earnest lyrics and captivating production. From the aesthetic to the themes of change and growth, "i,i" is the perfect record for Autumn while sipping your coffee under the falling leaves.

Sydney Fluker is an A&E editor. For ZAC inquiries, contact them on Twitter: @sydneymfluker.

Alexander Prevost is a staff writer for the Gonzaga Bulletin. He is passionate about writing, politics, and music.

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