The last of the warm evenings still linger (just), and there is nothing better than chilling outside with friends on a summer’s night with some great music playing in the background… Fairy lights, bonfires, sparkling sky, in a courtyard/garden/patio/beach or wherever you may find yourself!
Here are the tracks we’ve been listening to on the last of these summer nights…
Josef Salvat - Open Season
Maria introduced me to this Australian singer songwriter about a year ago now, and he is definitely one of our favourite new artists. And this track keeps sticking in my head… The perfect background for a sunset drive.
Lion Babe - Wonder Woman
This fun pop duo is tearing up the festival season this year, and you can definitely hear Pharrell's funkiness coming through on this track (as in Williams, aka Producer Extraordinaire).
Foals - Mountain at My Gate (Live at BBC Radio 1)
These guys live… on my ‘To See’ list!
Shura - White Light
We are enjoying the electropop that is around at the moment and Shura fits the bill perfectly...
We Are The Ocean - Good For You
When I first heard this song I was driving and I had to quickly write down some of the lyrics on a scrap of paper, to remember to look it up - I had to know who did this song! ‘I just can’t get enough of you, and the smell of your perfume…’ Turns out it is an Enlgish rock band from Essex - We are the Ocean… My favourite new discovery.
Zhu - Paradise Awaits
We’ve featured this artist before on the Pura Vida Playlist (with his track Faded), and we are still really loving what he is putting out!
Get Your Body Movin' Track: Chemical Brothers - Sometimes I Feel So Deserted
The legends of the electronic underground are killing it with this track! Without a doubt getting us in the mood for the weekend party (hashtagGO). Beware, the music video is not for easy-to-queasy, like me!
Throwback Track: Lauren Hill - Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
A throwback of a throwback! I was having a Lauren Hill reminisce the other day and a couple were recently telling me the Frankie Valli version was their song (adore!), and though I will always love the original, it reminded me of this version… And who can forget Heath Ledger singing this in 10 Things I hate About You?! It’s just one of those songs…
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