Summer. Say it with me now; S U M M E R. The hours spent slaving away at work and uni can soon be marked off with a huge red tick, in exchange for a few weeks of solace in the sun. While sitting at wooden tables, on stale chairs, facing the blank-sometimes-window-view walls, we can probably all agree the thing that keeps us sane is the sweet, sweet melody coming through our earphones. Listening to tunes by the likes of the easy-breezy Mac Demarco send us off to an imaginary land of lying beneath palm trees, surrounded by scorching sand, nodding off with no ragrets. With that perfect beach day in mind, a lil lovin’ from unwinding music is all you need to soothe your soul, and take the stress impediments away.
Since summer break (and then Christmas, guys, Christmas!) is only a shy month and a bit away, let’s start early by adding to our pre-summer playlist and begin grooving to some fresh beats. We’ve compiled nine chill pre-summer-break songs to have you tapping your foot like there ain’t no such thing as deadlines looming.
Bob Lennon John Dylon - The Phoenix Foundation
No Other Heart - Mac Demarco
Dopamine - DIIV
MDR - Petite Noir
Shalala - Moses Gunn Collective
I’m The Man, That Will Find You - Conan Mockasin
Fener - Beirut
St Catherine - Ducktails
Yeah Right - Toro Y Moi