There’s always a perfect song for what exactly it is you are feeling at the moment. There’s a song for when you’re in love, angry, happy, trippy, and songs to get you in the mood for summer. And because you just know that your summer 2018 will be full of adventures, why not pin all your memories to a song, or 8 for that matter?
Have fun listening and happy summer everybody!
1. Honolulu – Last Dinosaurs
Australian indie rock band Last Dinosaurs released their debut studio album In a Million Years in 2012 which included “Honolulu” as the 10th track. From the opening riff of this song you know you’ll love it right away and although the lyrics might be a bit on the sad side (I’ll teach you what you need to know/ Till the day that I finally go/ My love will forever grow), you could still unapologetically dance to it and we won’t judge.
2. J-Boy – Phoenix
French band Phoenix is probably one of the oldest and best indie pop bands still on tour today. If you didn’t catch them live in Manila for their second concert here last August, or their first concert back in 2014, then I hate to say it but you missed out on a lot.
“J-Boy” is one of their singles from their released album Ti Amo, and it sounds magical – there’s no other way to describe it. The synths are so good that if it’s your first time listening, it might blow your mind. Picture you during the sweltering summer days walking by the beach hand in hand with your girl or boy and this song plays. Can’t a scene get any more perfect than that?
Also, “J-Boy” stands for Just Because Of You.
3. Way It Goes – Hippo Campus
The music video might show a group of friends trekking in the snow but that just shows this song is appropriate for any type of weather! Hippo Campus is an indie rock band from St. Paul, Minnesota; they’re different from the scientific hippo campus (part of the brain) and the hippo campus (seahorse like creature) Percy Jackson rode to sea.
Sure, you might not understand what they’re saying for the first few listens, it’s just an excuse to loop this song on your phone the entire day! It also doesn’t hurt that they’re a group of well looking young lads. Wink wink.
4. Settled – The Ransom Collective
Every song from Filipino indie band The Ransom Collective is perfect for summer but this one especially. It’ll get you in the mood looking forward to your planned vacations with friends and family. It’ll make you feel like summer is laid out in front of you, ready for whatever you have in mind whether it’s a trip to the beach or just hanging out at the park not having a care in the world.
Coupled with such a cute travel music video, “Settled” will be one of your next favorite summer songs, if it isn’t already! Listen to more of The Ransom Collective here.