It’s official: Last June 4, and with the passage of Tropical Depression Dante from Eastern Samar to Batangas, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) declared the start of the rainy season for 2021.
This means sweater weather and plenty of time indoors. So why not create a cozy ambiance at home with a playlist that captures your every mood this rainy season? (LIST: Indie Artists You Should Add to Your Playlist)
Check out these playlists courtesy of the audio streaming platform Spotify:
If You Can’t Get Enough Of the Sound of Rain:
Rain Sounds & White Noise features over an hour of ambient sound of, well, rain— from “It’s Raining On My Trailer” and “Deep Forest Soft Rain Birds Chirp Away” to “Calming Waves At Sea” and “Hanging Out By The Fire.”
Drizzling offers similar tracks like “Ducks On A Lake” and “Rain With Frequent Heavy Thunder.” And if you really, really like the sound of rain, Relaxing Rain Sounds For Deep Sleep— two hours’ worth of a steady downpour— is just for you.
If You Like Instrumentals About Rain:
Songs About Rain offers pleasant, piano versions of “Singin’ In The Rain,” “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head,” “Stormy Weather,” “Rainbow Connection,” and the like.
The Jazz For Rainy Days series— Spotify has at least three albums— provides cool instrumentals with titles like “Rain, Wind And Jazz,” “A Cold Front But A Warm Heart,” and “High Pressure Front.”
If You Like Songs With the Word “Rain”:
Rainy Day 51db is a 57-song compilation of hits with the word “rain” or words related to it. Besides the usual suspects (“It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls, “Purple Rain” by Prince, and “Here Comes The Rain Again,” by the Eurythmics), there’s Charlie Puth’s “River,” “Umbrella” by Rihanna and Jay-Z, and Coldplay’s “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall.”
If You Love Original Pilipino Music:
OPM Sa Tag-Ulan 2021 contains tracks perfect for brooding in bed during a downpour— or in the words of its creator buntala, “Mag emote habang umuulan sa piling ng OPM.” We’re talking Ben & Ben’s version of “Make It With You,” Mark Carpio’s “Through The Years,” Freestyle’s “Before I Let You Go,” and Moira de la Torre’s “Tuwing Umuulan.”