Summery songs to help you shift your mindset to Spring:
BASEBALL - HIPPO CAMPUS
I know, I know it’s not quite summer. But that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare for it! This song sounds like sunshine, and if I could taste it, I bet it’d taste like iced tea lemonade.
There’s something fiction about the way that reality is going.
HEART IT RACES - DR. DOG
Dr. Dog was a YouTube recommendation, believe it or not. It popped up on the side, one of those “hour long - full album - dr.dog” kind of videos that you know didn’t get there legally. Hands down, one of the best things YouTube has done for me to this day. Heart it races is a nice gentle bop. A bit repetitive in the way that starts to wear you down, but still a 10/10.
Are you waitin’ for love?
APPLE PIE BED - LAWRENCE ARABIA
This song! Is a straight jam! I hate to anthropomorphise a song of all things, but I have to be true to my relationship with this song and admit that Apple Pie Bed is a total hottie! It’s fun and at first listen, it definitely challenged me to push my typical boundaries. A happy song? How dare me! (After a closer look I realized the lyrics actually are not all that happy. Close one.)
Apple pie where my body's made of lead...
CHERRY VIMTO - VIOLA BEACH
Cherry Vimto is the grit of sand on plushy cheeks. A tune so beachy, I can practically smell the salt in the air, and feel the shallow breeze. It’s the kind of tune that makes you reminisce cross country trips you’ve never taken. Or sitting on the shores of seas you’ve never seen.
I hope that you'd like to stay with me tonight
HONEY - COIN
Yes! This song is life, it’s vivacity and dare I say, it’s a little sexy too. Do I have a sick attraction to screwy songs? Perhaps. Do I regret this? Not at all. I didn’t choose to be like this. Besides, it’s all pros, no cons when a good tune’s in the mix.
Oh honey I still want you around, like I always did, I always will
A GAME - SKI LODGE
A chill you out kind of tune. Like a summer evening, it sweeps you up, down, and around, until you learn to settle in for the ride.
And you say that life is a game...I vow to never be the same, cause it’s just a game
COINS - LOCAL NATIVES
Okay, now this is a sexy little number. Just close your eyes and enjoy the ride.
Time stands still and then one day it's gone. Where did it go? Where did I go?
BUDAPEST - GEORGE EZRA
Ezra’s Budapest is a classic. It’s fun, flowy, and (relatively) hard to over play. A go-with-the-flow kind of jam that’s perfect for mid-playlist appearances.
For you I’d lose it all...
STANDING IN THE SUN - GROUPLOVE
Will Grouplove ever get old? I think not. They keep reinventing themselves, and I can’t bring myself to get off their ride. If I had friends and we had bonfires (because that’s what friends do in the movies), then this feels like the kind of song I would slip into the bonfire mix.
See me never, never no no no no
GURU - COAST MODERN
Finishing up with a fitting song that I’m happy I rediscovered, because I was almost ready to reach for a random tune that wouldn’t have fit as well as Guru. This song has a lot going on, but it all makes sense. I’m currently at a loss for words to describe it because listening to the track makes me lose my thoughts. So please enjoy this as I do by letting yourself loose and getting HYPED for the warmth and sunshine that comes with Spring. Click the image below to listen to the songs!