Rainy Afternoons & Affogatos – Mixed Tape No.5 by Shay

Introducing Mixed Tape No.5, Rainy Afternoons & Affogatos!

Rainy season is still upon us. That is, however, unless you live in the Pacific Northwest – it’s pretty much always rainy season there. I must admit, I definitely prefer a gloomy day over a summery one. I know.. how odd for someone that lives in paradise. But the years spent living in Eugene, Oregon and Seattle, Washington were the greatest. Afternoons studying in the cutest coffee shops. Warm and toasty inside, rain falling outside. The best part.. listening to a great playlist.

With headphones on, the busy world around you suddenly goes silent. It’s as if life turns into a movie montage – the chaos disappears and everything turns into a sort of dance. You see your surroundings in a new light. The rain adds a charm to it all – everyone is now dancing in the rain….

No? Just me?

However you spend a rainy afternoon, enjoy the following playlist, inspired by the countless study sessions spent in the PNW – where I may have spent more time watching people dance through the rain than actually studying.

Follow the playlist on Spotify here.

  1. I Had It Coming – White Rabbits
  2. Swoon – Big Deal
  3. Go Outside – Cults
  4. I Dare You – The xx
  5. Angela – The Lumineers
  6. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
  7. Origins – Tennis
  8. From Finner – Of Monsters and Men
  9. That’s My Baby – Sleeper Agent
  10. Cough Syrup – Young the Giant
  11. Take Care – Beach House
  12. Out of the Fog – Erin McCarley
  13. Fog (Black Windows) – The Joy Formidable
  14. Hard Times – Widowspeak
  15. Time Stands Still – Uh Huh Her
  16. Clouds – B0RNS
  17. Mother & Father – Broods
  18. Rapid Fire – Memorecks, Jenna Pemkowski
  19. Clocks – Coldplay
  20. When I’m Small – Phantogram
  21. Wait – M83

What’s your go-to drink on a rainy afternoon? Do you have a rainy day playlist? Send me your favorites 🙂


Did you miss Mixed Tape No.4? Read about it and find the link to listen here.