Witchcraft: A Playlist

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!!!

 

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