Happy Halloween! Here’s a witchy playlist I’ve put together for the occasion:
Journey In Satchidananda by Alice Coltrane
- Alice Coltrane is a powerhouse of an individual: a fantastic multi-instrumentalist, swami, and wife to none other than John Coltrane. “Journey In Satchidananda” is witchy in the most beautiful and spiritual ways.
Brujas by Princess Nokia
- My favorite off of her excellent album 1992, “Brujas” is an ode to the rapper’s Yoruban ancestry and the power of brujería.
Heart of Chambers by Beach House
- In Beach House’s autumnal ballad “Heart of Chambers,” vocalist Victoria Legrand croons of intense longing, conjuring spirits to make her lover smile.
Black Moon Spell by King Tuff
- King Tuff’s “Black Moon Spell” is a whole lot of fun and angst.
I Put A Spell On You by Nina Simone
- The most bewitching out of all the songs on this playlist, Nina Simone’s “I Put A Spell On You” is haunting in the intense emotionalism Simone imbues in the lyrics.
Run To Your Mama by Goat
- Goat is a mysterious band. They perform in masks and claim to come from Korpilombolo, Sweden, a town that has a history of voodoo worship. “Run To Your Mama” is a catchy garage rock jam with diverse influences and a sinister edge to it.
The Killing Moon by Echo & The Bunnymen
- When will this song ever not be on a Halloween playlist though??
White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane
- One of Jefferson Airplaine’s best, this song is spooky psychedelia straight outta Alice In Wonderland.
Strange Magic by Electric Light Orchestra
- I wanted to end this playlist on a less spooky note and go with this classic by Electric Light Orchestra. “Strange Magic” never fails to make me feel warm n fuzzy :’)
Enjoy, and have a safe, witchy Halloween!!!