It's been a year of heartbreak and uncomfortable growth, a year of endings and goodbyes and gritty expanses of monotony. My days have been punctuated by gray mornings, long walks through the narrow streets of my hometown, and daydreams of some other time and place. The sun is starting to sink in the mid-afternoon now, the street lights are on long before dinnertime. I wanted to capture these swirling feelings of melancholy and longing in this playlist. This curation of songs is meant to serve as a wind-down, an auditory blanket, a warm mug of something that coats the throat in something sweet, a long hug from a stranger.