BitchTapes: Contemplative Winter

I don't know about you, but I find myself looking forward to winter, when I know that the cold will give me no choice but to hibernate. Here in the Midwest, it hits pretty hard. These last couple weeks we have started to feel the chill come rolling in like a heavy door closing. It's a time to pull in and regenerate, but this can only be done effectively with the help of a great playlist.

This list is full of ambient and instrumental tunes, all featuring the low-key, contemplative vibe one feels when gazing out a window while snow falls and there is nothing on the to-do list for hours. Whatever the weather where you are, take in the dreary beauty of these songs with something hot to drink, a cozy place to sit, and solitude.

Contemplative Winter from BitchTapes on 8tracks Radio.

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1. Julia Holter - World

2. This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren

3. Julianna Barwick - Cloak

4. Ben Frost - Theory of Machines

5. Noveller - No Dreams

6. Antony and the Johnsons - Swanlights

7. April Faith-Slaker - Sojourn

8. Au Revoir Simone - Take Me As I Am (Max Cooper Remix)

9. Grouper - Vital

10. Ludovico Einaudi - Rose

by Chelsea Balzer
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Chelsea Balzer is a writer, creator, and social justice advocate whose work has been featured in Elephant Journal, Encounter Magazine, and Thought Catalog. She is equal parts mindfulness and rebellion, and you can find more of her musings at

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