The summer is the perfect time to chill out, go to the beach, or just take long destinationless strolls or car rides. Sunsets and cool drinks pair amazingly with great music. Here is a list of song recommendations that will change your life:
1. Calvin Harris - Slide ft. Frank Ocean and Migos
Initially, I listened to this song because Frank Ocean was on it (and he is my God) but I should not have been that foolish because Calvin Harris makes amazing songs. The instrumentals, the vocals, everything screams summer! From the piano intro to the rap, it is a musical journey. The song itself is catchy. It’ll be stuck in your head for days. Calvin Harris knows how to make hits.
2. Drake - Passionfruit
From Drake’s new album More Life, Passionfruit is a song that will bring you straight into your feelings. This song is a sweet jam to listen to. However, the intro of a man addressing a crowd is a bit weird and I would recommend skipping it. This is the type of song you can listen to during long drives or lounging on your bed with the sunset seeping through your curtains.
3. Drake - Get It Together
This is a slow song compared to Drake’s usual style. But, this song is amazing! Jorja Smith’s voice is soft and rhythmic. Like all Drake songs, this is also hard to get out of your head. This song is perfect for an R&B playlist, to dance around in your room, or for lip synching.
4. Sza - Love Galore ft.Travis Scott
Sza is sensational! Simply a goddess. Love galore is such a bop. From the great instruments, beats, her vocals, and Travis Scott’s rap, this song is the definition of exhilaration and is perfect for the summer -- a time for no consequences.
5. Kali Uchis - Know What I want
This song is ideal for days at the beach or adventures to the lake. With tropical vibes, this is a great song to jam out to.
6. Shakira - Chantaje
Even if you don’t speak Spanish, this very danceable. From Shakira’s iconic voice to Maluma’s sultry verse -- this song will be stuck in your head for days.
7. Daniel Caesar - Get You (ft. Kali Uchis)
This is an R&B song that can be paired flawlessly with late night car rides. Daniel Caesar’s passionate voice is perfect and the slow beat of this song is honestly addictive. From the catchy bass to Kali Uchis’ verse, this song is great for just chilling.
8. Crush - Castaway
This song has a beachy vibe that can complement the feeling of the sun on your skin. The electronic instrumentals really mimic the feeling of swimming in cool rhythmic waves.
9. Steve Lacy - Dark Red
Unlike other songs, this song does not have strong beats, but rather a subtle drum beat and a great bass line. This is a chill and groovy song -- perfect for a euphoric road trip.
10. Heize - And July Ft. Dean
This song starts off with a ‘90s drum beat, but immediately jumps into modern pop. This is a Korean pop song that has eastern and western influences. Although the lyrics are in Korean, there is a bridge in English. This song is easy to get addicted to.