Ahhhh for summer “jams” - a tune that will remind you for years of that vacation, a summer fling, endless summer night concerts, movie night at the cemetery (what you haven’t been to Hollywood Forever?) There are so many incredible summer jam-worthy songs this year I had to write a post for Lady Gaga-alternatives to tunes that will get you moving and aren’t massively overplayed.
My history with summer jams goes way back: when I was in 5th grade, I would genuinely worry about “what if there are no good songs, no real good hits next summer?” Yes, this was a real concern of mine at 9 years old. You can tell how far back my obsession with music goes, and mind you I had only learned to speak English in the 4th grade, but I digress ; ).
This year, one full of transitions and revelations, but (a-hem) not one of moping dissertations, this is the year I embrace new beginnings and adventure. And maybe that’s why I’m especially intrigued by discovering new music. So, on to my list of summer jam suggestions. Cheers! -haven
Friendly Fires – Hurting – I plan to blast this during my escapade to Europe as I explore and forgive, but not forget. The chorus at 1:22 just grabs me!
tUnE-yArDs – Bizness – How do I begin to describe this? It is simply bizarre, but what great creative energy… Something like OK Go meets world music meets a bit of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs? Yeah something like that.