The 100 Summer Songs Countdown; March 18, 2022
Yesterday for day five I put everyone on to a slept on jam by the Palmer Squares. Today for day six I’ll be covering an awesome song to play on a night time drive.
Hallucinogenics by Matt Maeson is an awesome night time drive or even at the fire song. The song starts with a light strumming of the guitar and then quickly transitions into a more upbeat guitar with a “poppy” beat that sounds like something the Neon Trees would use. Hallucinogenics switches between that light strumming and pop beat fairly often.
The very first lines when it’s the strumming when Maeson sings “Pushing past the limit, trippin' on hallucinogenics, My cigarette burnt my finger 'cause I forgot I lit it” sounds a lot like Marc Roberge from O.A.R., one of my favorite bands. Then when the song picks up, you hear the distinction in Maesons voice.
Just the vibe that Hallucinogenics gives off is immaculate. It’s upbeat and electric, but doesn’t overdo it which makes it perfect for nighttime and not for a party, darty, or the beach.
It doesn’t have an outstanding amount of versatility, but when this song is used properly, not many other jams compete. It’s like the LeGarrette Blount of summer songs because with Blount, you don’t use him on third and long or to run a screen, you strictly use him on the goal line. You strictly use Hallucinogenics at night, that is where it belongs.
Awesome song and one that screams summer nights on your own, with your friends, or even with a girl. It’s immaculate.