Mythical Playlist

From songs that will take you to another place entirely, to songs that remind us of a time back in our past. We asked around, and here are our top ten picks for songs that remind us of all things mythical, and a bit about what makes them so special.

  • ‘River’ by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

“It’s a long psychedelic piece that is about drifting down a river.”

  • ‘All I want’ by Kodaline

Think: “Windy road trip and soul filling.”

  • ‘Rhiannon’ by Fleetwood Mac

“Not only is it a classic, but it’s a perfect song for mythical/fantasy themes. Basically Stevie Nicks was inspired by the fantasy novel Triad: A Novel of the Supernatural by Mary Leader, which tells the story of a woman being possessed by a spirit called Rhiannon. It has a lot of links to the Welsh goddess, Rhiannon, who Nicks was also interested in. It’s a hauntingly beautiful song.”

  • ‘琴師’ by 音頻怪物 (Qínshī by yīnpín guàiwù)

“I like the story behind the song, and how the music perfectly captures the emotions behind the story. It’s mostly about how time passes by no matter what your circumstances are, and about how we are never truly free.”

  • ‘Cinnamon’ by JOME

“Eyes shut, clothes drapes over you, and suddenly you are where your heart most desires.”  

  • ‘Immigrant Song’ by Led Zeppelin  

“It’s a song about Norse mythology, but most importantly it’s arguably one of the greatest rock songs of all time. Such a classic.”

  • ‘Song of the Goddess: The Eternal Path’ by Erutan

“Shows how music can create emotion in people even without the need for language. The song was created for a high fantasy game called ‘Dragon Nest’, so it invokes a sense of wonder and adventure. Even without the visuals, the song sounds like a hero’s journey. It starts off gentle, just like the call to adventure – picks up after the verses, just like the trials of a hero – ending with strong vocals, just like the final battle between the hero and villain.”

  • ‘Where’s My Love’ (Acoustic) by SYML

“Invokes a feeling [love] that you, yourself have never felt, but after listening to this song, you know exactly what it [love] feels like.”

  • ‘In the Court of the Crimson King’ by King Crimson

“[It’s] lovecraftian, very mysterious, feels like you’re stuck in something you can’t even comprehend.”

  • ‘Purity Ring’ by Sea Castle

“Because imagining myself within the lyrics and bassline makes me feel like God.”