You may be currently sipping a cocktail in the backyard and tanning your skin away, but we all know the inevitable is coming — the end of summer. I know, it burns our ears too, but let’s not forget all the good times basking in the sun quite yet. We’ve compiled the perfect playlist for your last minute BBQs and days at the park. There are songs literally about summer (Kate Nash), songs that just make you want to get down at the labor day party (Roy Woods, Mac Miller), and some tracks that are simply light and catchy (Big Baby D.R.A.M., Kali Uchis) for those “windows down” car rides. Before you kiss the sun and warmth goodbye, take this playlist for a spin and just live in the summer moment.
Mura Masa may only be 19 years old, but his talent is already shining through. The producer has taken the chance for a perfect collaboration with the rising pop-star (the one we’ve all grown to love in the last year) Shura. The two artists manage to fit like a glove in their new track “Love For That”. It’s light and dreamy, but also has a bit of sadness to it (especially during those string parts!). It’s a beautiful track with the right amount of feeling and tenderness. It’s the first single off of Mura Masa’s album which will be released via Anchor Point Records. Check out the lovely gem below.
“Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.”
― George Carlin
Shura has a way of making effortlessly cool tracks with a sound that hooks us in completely with just the first listen. This particular track is no different, with its love infested mood and mystical vibes. “Indecision” has our hearts on lockdown and it’s done in the sweetest, softest way possible. You’ve definitely got our love Shura. Listen to the fresh beauty below.
Today was a bizarre day. It was one of the last days before my junior year starts, and my friends and I did stuff we have never done before. We made tacos. We fucking canoed. We broke into our college football stadium and sat on the field and took in the silence of the normally explosively loud venue. We then explored this probably haunted, abandoned mill. I saw a devil drawn on the wall of the basement, and there were bats and just gaping holes in the floors and steps. And the constant factor through all of these strange activities was this song. The artists that matter make the music that soundtracks your life. So, Skizzy Mars matters.
And by the way, the song samples “Touch” by Shura, which is one of my favorite songs of the year. I posted it below.
It is really really really difficult to believe in love when you have not experienced it, yet it is so engrained in culture that it is instilled in even the most adamant nonbelievers. I set out to make out a mixtape that is as grimy and slimy (sorry for rhyming) as the ZHU smash “Superfriends” and somehow came out with this grand statement on love. I think the context of this love still comes from like a night out, “we found love in a hopeless place”-type scenario, so that is cool and interesting. Other than that, it is just a mix of 24 songs ranging from Mar‘s gorgeous “Ode to Her” (which makes the lyric “If I was born a girl, I would be just like you babe” endearing and not weird) to the addictive and danceable “Coast Is Clear” by the odd couple of Skrillex and Chance The Rapper.