As we the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, our Mass Mix contributors are listening to all types of genres fitting for spooky season — metal, soul, and emo. Here's our monthly roundup of songs we have been playing on repeat.

Autumn Jones, “Confident”

Berklee College of Music student and New Jersey native Autumn Jones channels a brilliant concoction of Amy Winehouse and Brittany Howard (all while keeping her own originality) in her track "Confident." It's a stylish song with soulful hooks and a catchy rhythm that is filled with the confidence that Jones croons about. With a self-described style of "if Maya Angelou could sing," Jones' lyrics are moving and poignant, set against an instrumental backdrop of deep R&B grooves and jazz-infused tones that blend well with her calming vocals. It's an explosively creative track that gets into your head—and welcomingly lingers. -Alexis den Boggende, Sound of Boston Staff Writer, @Adenb0

Elbow, "White Noise White Heat"

"I was born with a trust / that didn't survive / the white noise of the lies." So begins "White Noise White Heat," the latest single from beloved U.K. band elbow's new album Giants Of All Sizes. I chose "beloved" to describe elbow because I've adored them for years. And while they've yet to catch on stateside in the way they have in their native England, perhaps their new album will help things along. Frontman Guy Garvey is as poetic and energetic as ever, this time around with a measure of piss and vinegar brought on by the world-weariness of the last few years. And that's something most of us can sympathize with, I think. -Adam 12, Weekdays 11a-4p, ROCK 92.9

Dead Man's Bones, "My Body's a Zombie For You"

ICYMI, back in 2009 ex-Mouseketeer Ryan Gosling paired with musician Zach Shields to release a Halloween-themed album under the name Dead Man’s Bones. Joining the intense swagger and sway of 50s crooners with indie pop sensibilities, the Bones take the concept of “holiday” music to a whole different level. But while the whole album is worth a listen, there are two distinct standouts – "In the Room Where You Sleep," a hand-clapping, synth-backed track that will get you dancing, and the glorious slow jam – complete with a children’s chorus – "My Body's a Zombie for You." Both songs will make it onto your Halloween party playlist… and I wouldn’t be surprised if it found it’s way to your everyday playlist as well! - Andrea Wolanin, Senior Producer, WGBH

The Brazen Youth, “Though You Gleam”

When they're not touring the country or taking classes at Berklee and Clark, The Brazen Youth can be found on a 300-year-old farm in Lyme, Connecticut. It is here where they write and produce their music. In September, The Brazen Youth released an EP, 15 BILLION EYES, mixed by Sam Griffin Owens (Sam Evian). The EP features a new sound and method to creating that the band describes as "a humbler approach to a record." I first heard Though You Gleam live at The Kate in Old Saybrook and I could not get the melody of the verse out of my head. The production serves it well, helping the melody grow in intensity every time we hear it. The unconventional structure of the song makes listening over and over again easy without it feeling repetitive. The lyrics paint a clear, natural picture, and when I close my eyes, I can see it. "You are a lighthouse in the woods, by the darkest oceans." -Arielle Tindel, A&R Coordinator, Sound of Boston, Twitter: @ariemtindel

Billie Eilish, “Bury a Friend”

For spooky season, I’m jumping on the Billie Eilish bandwagon. I’ll admit that it took me awhile, but I’ve been impressed by how the 17-year-old singer has exploded onto the music scene with such a perfectly-formed aesthetic and musical style. I was definitely not that cool when I was her age. This track, from her album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, is creepy enough to draw you in and will immediately get stuck in your head. In an interview, she said she wrote the about song, “from the perspective of the monster under your bed. Anything could be the monster — it could be someone you love so much that it’s taking over your life. I think love and terror and hatred are all the same thing.” The video is equally eerie, and makes me wonder if today's teenagers are ok. Meghan Smith, Digital Producer, WGBH, @meghansmith55

Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean, “I Will Possess Your Heart”

I’m not even a huge metalhead, but the Death Cab for Cutie cover on Chained to the Bottom of the Ocean’s latest album has me scaring fellow MBTA passengers. The Springfield doom-heads put their own spin on the soft alt-rock classic, shoving distorted guitar and guttural howls, highlighting the vaguely sinister nature of this love song. It’s the catchiest doom metal song I’ve ever heard, and a great introduction into their new album, Tell Me What You See Vanishing and I Will Tell You Who You Are, an absolute ripper of a 20-minute EP. For all those folks who miss nodding their heads along to catchy, popular stuff: this one’s for you. I promise you can still tell your friends you’re pretentious. I know I do.
-Evelyn Bauer, Music Editor, Boston Hassle

Hyber, “Feel”

Hyber makes me want to dig out my scratched-up iPod Nano so I can buy their music for 99 cents a song and cry. Genuinely, Hyber is the kind of band joining the ranks of the emo-era renaissance in all their heart-achey glory. This time around, though, it’s a 3-piece band of non-male members. Hyber’s latest EP, sleEP (who doesn’t like a good play on words!) has got all the delicious stuffings of any good pop-grunge emo band; the bouncy chorus in “Feel” that has us moving at a slightly faster rate of motion than a sway, but the lyrics ground us in that all too common experience in love, pleading: I just wanna make you feel alive. I can see 15-year-old me in my Paramore t-shirt from Newbury Comics saying, “Yes! I understand!” But, also, 25-year-old me is doing this, too. The entire EP reminds all early 00s emo fans where we come from. You can catch Hyber on November 14th at the Opus Underground in Salem, Massachusetts with Lily Black and Kid Gulliver, which should hold you over until the next Emo Night in a city near you. -Kristen Higgins, Writer/Photographer, The Lowell Spin