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Sounds of the season: Gamut’s Fall playlist

Rowan Lee

Setting the scene for the perfect fall season: cozy cardigans, warm pumpkin lattes, cute flannels, and a charming fall playlist made by your Gamut staff!


Teenage Dream

Artist: Stephan Dawes

Genre: Indie Pop

“You make me feel like I’m living a teenage dream.”

You know it, and you love it. An acoustic cover of Katy Perry’s 2010 teen anthem to make you feel like the main character in a nostalgic coming-of-age movie. 



Artist: Dan + Shay

Genre: Country Pop

“Every time you walk into the room, I’m speechless.”

Even if you’re not a country fan, try out some country pop this fall and leave “Speechless” by Dan + Shay’s cozy romantic tune. 


Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmare)

Artist: Kid Cudi, MGMT, and Ratatat

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

“I’m on the pursuit of happiness and I know it.”

As cooler weather and a new season settle in, pursue your happiness this fall!


Back to the Old House

Artist: The Smiths

Genre: Indie Rock/Alternative

“When you cycled by, here began all my dreams.”

Romanticize this fall like it’s the 1980s and you’re cycling down the street with fallen autumn leaves strewn across your path. 


Sweater Weather

Artist: The Neighborhood 

Genre: Indie rock/Alternative

“It’s too cold for you here, and now, let me hold, hold your hands in the holes of my sweater.”

Ending it off on a classic fall season track, a Californian can only dream that it will one day be too cold in SoCal.  


Check out the rest of the playlist using the Spotify code or link here!

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About the Contributors
Mikaela Woo
Mikaela Woo, Staff Writer
Mikaela Woo is a sophomore staff writer who, after a little push from her English teacher, decided to pursue her passion for writing, joining the Gamut back in 2022. She hopes to inform readers through her research and reporting, focusing on topics in A&E and Sports, which align with her deep love for softball, music, and pop culture. Possessing a bold, friendly, and dynamic personality, Mikaela is open to pretty much everyone and not shy about what she likes. She has mixed music tastes, ranging from pop girly-girl vibes to heartbreak country songs, and she often listens to artists such as Taylor Swift, Gracie Abrams, Zach Bryan, and Cody Johnson. Beyond music, readers won't be able to catch her without her phone, Diet Coke, and makeup, notably her mascara. Mikaela also enjoys the vibrant and endearingly campy nostalgia of classic 2000s teen-girl movies and shows like Mean Girls, Legally Blonde, and Gilmore Girls. In the face of a challenge, she remains persistent and resilient, always being able to handle them just in time. Mikaela’s authenticity shines through, especially in her work, so make sure to tune in! It's Mikaela’s era this year, her version.
Rowan Lee
Rowan Lee, Art/Layout Editor
Aside from finally graduating, Rowan Lee is looking most forward to serving as The Gamut’s Art and Layout Editor for their final year of high school. Their go-to hobbies are drawing and painting: an explanation as to why they immediately applied to join The Gamut staff after learning there were drawing positions available, along with their having illustrated for The Gamut for the past 3 years. Outside of the Gamut, Rowan takes their fascination with Japanese culture to the OA Japanese Club, where they serve as Tech Chair. When they’re not busy taking on their various roles at school, drawing fanart for Jujutsu Kaisen (their favorite anime of all time), or jamming out to their 3-hour long SE SO NEON playlist, Rowan guiltily admits that they spend their free time playing Valorant or watching VTubers (virtual YouTubers). Rowan honestly confesses that their Senioritis has been kicking in since Junior year, but as the diligent worker they are, they vow to push through till the very night they toss their cap into the air at Handel Stadium.
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