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A true song of the summer reminds us that while the club is where we are free to be, the reality of life outside won't stay outside for long.
"Creeping" is a summer song because it's perfect for shouting along to in the car, with the warm rush of wind and the buzz of insects outside.
Melkbelly's song reminds our writer of "childhood's summer ether," inspiring her to be strange, to get out the face glitter and hunt for salamanders.
It's really hot out, and Scott the Minivan is turning into a swamp, but when our writer hears "Call It Off," his body dances and his soul pops.
"Heard Em Say" might have a cold sound that's currently fashionable in pop music, but Leikeli47’s voice fills it with beautiful, uncommon humanity.
Blessed with a rare summer at home, the singer in a hard-touring band connects with this song because it reminds her of something important: friends.
For five minutes and 21 seconds, "Sparks" creates a universe where you don't have worry about all the nonsense and you can just...live.
This is no typical song of the summer. Celebrating resistance and community in the face of dehumanizing violence, it sends exactly the right message.
Majestic, broad and cinematic, this 12-minute epic takes jazz to the beach—and brings Mahler, McCoy Tyner and the Star Trek theme along for the ride.