Welcome back to the weekly music round-up! It’s almost summertime—the weather is getting warmer and the sun is shining brighter. So, this week I’ve picked some great almost-summer songs for you!
LP ft. Ximena Sarinana—Girls Go Wild
I absolutely adore LP. Her voice is incredible and this collab with Ximena Sarinana is perfect. LP already released a solo version of this song but brought in Ximena to add a Spanish verse and some layers to the already killer vocals.
This is definitely a song to listen to on a hot summer day with your best friends.
This song is completely instrumental. Sometimes you want to sing along and sometimes you’re just trying to vibe out. This is the perfect song for the latter. It’s an 80’s synth-wave track that will keep your head nodding the whole time.
No matter what mood you’re in, this song is everything you need musically. It’s been out since 2014 but I only found it recently, and I’m so glad I did.
Deperuse is generally categorized as a lo-fi dream pop project, but this song gives me surf rock energy with layers of 70’s funk and even a few psych-rock moments. It has all the elements you need to feel good.
Their latest release will have you closing your eyes and drifting off into fantasyland in no time at all.
Glass Animals—Heart Shaped Box
I wouldn’t typically gravitate toward recommending a cover, but this one defies all odds. Glass Animals are one of my absolute favorite bands and I am never disappointed by anything they release.
The Heart-Shaped Box cover is no exception. Glass Animals’ Frontman, Dave Bayley has been recording fan-requested covers while quarantined in his London studio. This was the first song in his cover series and it is one of the most interesting renditions of the Nirvana original I’ve ever heard.
This is a new release from LA-based singer, Kevitch. It’s the kind of mystical lo-fi R&B that our dreams are made of. It almost gives me some early Alina Baraz vibes, but it’s layered with beachy chillstep and some hip hop influence.
This song is perfect to listen to while you’re relaxing at home, trying to get some work done, or just having a drink.