Playlist: Rainy Days & Mondays


Sometimes when I’m making playlists, I have a little game I like to play. I pick a song with a title that I like, and I make a playlist reflecting the atmosphere and mood the title evokes without using that initial track.

Possibly some time after watching Todd Haynes’ Karen Carpenter biopic, Superstar, Rainy Days & Mondays came about. The title has the potential to either be melancholy or contemplative, which I tried to channel in my playlist. I tried to capture the feeling of sitting in a coffee shop on a rainy day, as well as the summer days I would be working on my own inside the Tower Theatre when a summer rainstorm would clear everyone out, and I would sit behind the counter drawing and watching either Her or Lost In Translation.

This playlist primarily incorporates 60s folk, lo-fi tracks, and dark wave, with some other good stuff thrown in there as well. The version presented on here is a more heavily curated version of the playlist, which I made with the intention of the tracks being played in order. For the extended, shuffle-friendly version, click here.


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Hey there, I'm Ellen. 23-year-old film & gender studies student. Art house valley girl. A full-on Monet. I wish Sofia Coppola directed my life.

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