Summer’s here and the airwaves are dripping in honey.
W.M. – Tom Aspaul
I’ve got to say, I never expected Spotify to recommend me a song expounding the joys of going for a night out in the West Midlands, featuring the lyric, ‘line one, cause there’s only one line’ and I never would’ve thought it would be as undeniably catchy as this.
Renegade – Big Red Machine
This truly is the golden age of Taylor Swift. Last year, she released not one, but two albums, and she doesn’t show any signs of stopping if this earworm collaboration with old pals Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner. It’s sonically similar to Long Story Short from Evermore, but it packs even more of a punch.
Break The Ice – Britney Spears
Britney Spears has been in the press a lot again recently as she begins her fight against her conservatorship, proving that we truly never tire of ‘Britney’. Break The Ice is a standout track on Brit’s 2007 album Blackout, all cool synths and slick, dance floor beats. An album ahead of its time, Blackout, and this track specifically, inspired the PC music of artists such as Charli XCX.
Dating a Drug Dealer – The Sunshine State
An easy, breezy track with a dark undertone, Dating a Drug Dealer has some great verses alongside a chorus that is at once funny and desperate. It’s a hard song to get out of your head,, and I find myself humming it throughout the day at work.
Bunny is a Rider – Caroline Polachek
After a brief rock interlude, we crash back into the land of pop with this cheeky little track from the oft experimental Caroline Polachek. While not as weird as some of her best tracks, Bunny is a Rider remains a thoroughly enjoyable listen, one that can be played on repeat almost indefinitely. I may or may not know from experience.
Symptomatic – Peach PRC
Josh, the previous release from Peach PRC was a song that took me off guard and had me eagerly anticipating what was coming next. Syptomatic is a great pop song, sounding a little bit 80s, a little bit 2000s, but those lyrics feel so 2020s. Addictive.