A Playlist For…Curing Your Seasonal Depression

Lately, the freezing temperatures and gloomy days have become so depressing. Looking at the cloudy color of the Weather app; searching for a hint of sunlight, then ultimately becoming disappointed with yourself because you knew better. It’s the dead of winter. For a person with Seasonal Affective Disorder, better known as SAD or seasonal depression, I try my best to get out of the cooped-up environment and bask in any available sunlight. I also know the feeling when you just don’t have the motivation, nor the time, to do that too. When you look outside and notice that Jack Frost left an icy touch on your window or froze your car doors shut, forbidding you to adventure out, it’s natural to throw over the covers and vedge further into despair. Most of the time, it’s the coldest months of the year and you’re stuck in your residence – while your friends from home are posting in their bathing suits because they’re either on vacation in the Caribbeans or they chose a warm, southern school. If only New Paltz somehow didn’t operate in a place where four seasons are a thing. But because that’s physically impossible and defeats the whole purpose of a SUNY school… Here’s a playlist to help you get the vibe instead. 

Castaway by Zac Brown Band

Tongue Tied by Grouplove

Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles

Malibu by Miley Cyrus

Everybody Talks by Neon Trees

Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ by Ross Lynch, Jason Evigan & Grace Phipps

Sunflower by Post Malone, Swae Lee

Dreams by Fleetwood Mac

Surfin’ U.S.A. by The Beach Boys

Island in The Sun by Weezer

Cruel Summer by Taylor Swift

Counting Stars by OneRepublic

Magic in the Hamptons (ft. Lil Yachty) by Social House

Say So by Doja Cat

All Summer Long by Kid Rock

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Fynn Haughney (she/her) is a second-year English major with a concentration in creative writing from Bay Shore, NY. This is her fourth semester at The Oracle and first as Sports Editor. When she’s not in class or in the office, you can find her reading new Kindle recommendations or watching Pedro Pascal, specifically in Narcos and The Last of Us. You can reach her by emailing haughnef1@newpaltz.edu.