If there’s something I love more than exploring Toronto in the summer with my friends, wearing shorts, sundresses, and eating tons of ice cream, it would be having good music to back it all up! Every year like clockwork, I subconsciously create a summer soundtrack. It happens almost by accident, but the songs I listen to on repeat over those glorious warm months are always the songs that remind me of my summer adventures in years to come, they never seem to loose the connection!
Today I thought I’d share with you, some of my favourite summery songs, perfect for BBQ background music, and late night dance party soundtracks alike!
- Hold Up – Beyonce
- Growing Up – Macklemore
- One Dance – Drake
- Child’s Play – Drake
- Too Good – Drake
- Ophelia – The Lumineers
- Where The Skies Are Blue – The Lumineers
- Never Be Like You – Flume
- Treat Me Like Fire – Lion Babe
- Body Gold – Oh Wonder (Louis The Child Remix)
- Sweet Pea – Amos Lee
- Windows Are Rolled Down – Amos Lee
- Riptide – Vance Joy (FlicFlac Edit)
- Take Shelter – Years & Years
- This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris
- Send My Love – Adele
- Wildfire – John Mayer
- Wherever I Go – OneRepublic
- Shivers – SG Lewis (Delusion Remix)
If you’re looking for some new albums to dig in to (and so many good ones have been coming out), here are some of my favourites recently:
Cleopatra – The Lumineers I love, love, love this new album! It is such a relaxing and lovely listen, and every single song is great! Perfect for road trips and early morning listening! Cleopatra, Angela, Ophelia and Patience are some of my favourite tracks.
VIEWS – Drake This long awaited album certainly impressed! If you haven’t yet had a listen to the 6 God’s newest album, think about doing so! There’s a really wide range of styles. Perfect for background music and dancing alike! Child’s Play, Too Good, Pop Style and Grammys, are some of my favourite tracks!
Lemonade – Beyonce I’m pretty sure everyone’s heard of Lemonade already, but if you still haven’t, go check it out, and make sure to watch the movie made to go with the album. Not only does Queen B explore such a wide range of styles in this album, but she touches on some really important issues and tells a beautiful story. The movie itself is moving, visually stunning, and incredibly emotional. Pray You Catch Me, Freedom, Forward and Hold Up, are my favourite tracks!
Chaos and the Calm – James Bay As soon as I discovered him two years ago, James has easily become one of my all time favourite artists. His live sets are electric and he sounds even better in person. Honestly, this album is amazing. Every song is different, and every song is amazing! I couldn’t even tell you what my favourite tracks are, because I love them all that much!
There you have it! A bit of music to get your summer festivities going!